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The Y is closing the academic achievement gap with programs that improve students’ educational readiness, engagement, and outcomes, while helping them grow emotionally and physically, too.

Third-grade reading skills predict high school graduation. That’s why the Y’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program helps elementary students that are reading below grade level. The program focuses on phonics, writing, and reading to boost literacy skills, with enrichment activities to support physical and social-emotional growth.

Power Scholars AcademyTM is a six-week summer program designed to not only tackle summer learning loss in math and reading but to foster physical and social-emotional growth. Scholars received strong academic support from local certified teachers, as well as an array of enrichment activities. In partnership with the Academy Center of the Arts, students were able to enjoy hands-on crafts, art classes, improv/acting classes, DJ classes, and more! Each student also received life-saving swimming lessons.

When you give to the Y - 100% of your donation stays right here in our community ensuring that your neighbors and friends are getting the assistance they need to learn, grow and thrive; creating a stronger and more vibrant community for us all.

2016 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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During the summer of 2016 we were able to increase our reach by 50%, improving the lives of 150 kids from our communities

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A total of 192 hours of engaging, interactive and instructional learning were given

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64% of participants gained reading & literacy skills compared to a national average of 62%

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2 months average grade-equivalent gain in math

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12,345 healthy meals were served during the 6-week program ensuring youth in low income homes received proper nutrition during the summer months

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89% of parents report that they are now more engaged in their child's education, resulting in an increase of parent to child reading at home

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100% of parents reported that their children have a more positive attitude about school

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100% of participants were engaged in and exposed to several enrichment activities and programs such as music appreciation, visual arts, digital arts, and STEM

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All children were given the opportunity to participate in life saving swim lessons from certified swim instructors, enabling them to be safe in and around water while gaining confidence and independence

 


*Students must be entering grades 1-3, meet the academic-need criteria along with additional program criteria and be selected by their administrator/teacher to be eligible for the program. The YMCA of Central Virginia Child Care participates in the Y-USA's national Achievement Gap programming and our results show us how summer learning programs can better help children succeed in school.

 

434-582-1900 (Jamerson) 434-847-5597 (Downtown) 434-455-5996 (Y Express) 434-200-7097 (Bowen Wellness Center)

Jamerson

YMCA Exterior WEB 3801 Wyndhurst Drive

Lynchburg, VA 24502 

(434) 582-1900

Downtown

YMCA Exterior WEB 91315 Church Street

Lynchburg, VA 24504 

(434) 847-5597

Y Express

YMCA Exterior WEB 13402 Old Forest Road

Lynchburg, VA 24502 

(434) 455-5996

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Feel free to reach out to one of our directors for questions, concerns, or other feedback.

 

 

 

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