United Way 's Summer Success programs help children improve their language and literacy skills!
Did you know?
A child who is not reading at grade 3 level on time is 4x more likely to drop out of high school!
Did you know that over the summer, most children digress in their reading levels?
For many children, summer learning loss, also called summer slide, is the main reason they fall behind
and are not able to reach their expected reading levels on time.
This creates even more challenges for children already behind in their reading.
Research tells us that children who do not reach their grade level reading by grade three are
four times more likely to drop out of high school.
United Way Regina, along with Regina Catholic Schools and Regina Public Schools launched ten Summer Success camps.
Nine Summer Success camps deliver a two-week program focused on targeted literacy strategies to help students
maintain or improve their reading levels over the summer months.
Summer Success camps allowed students to engage in supportive learning, while providing nutritious meals and snacks,
exciting mini-excursions, books to take home and a backpack full of school supplies to start school in the fall.
An important component of the Summer Success camps is the opportunity for parents to engage and supporting them in
enhancing their children’s literacy at home.
The outcomes of Summer Success are measured by comparing the students’ reading levels in June when school ends,
in August during the Summer Success Program, and again in September when school begins.
Enabling children and youth to be successful in their education will reduce their risks of living in poverty and
enhance their opportunity for graduating high school and gaining employment.
To better address the children’s literacy needs in Regina, vulnerable students in pre-kindergarten to grade three
have been identified to participate in United Way's Summer Success literacy initiative.
Over time, the goal is to help improve graduation rates through supportive educational programming like Summer Success.