We are glad to share our most recent update on our project, specifically Girls to Women's 2010 summer program!
Summer Program was multi-themed inclusive of arts and fitness activities but definitely included academics, especially literacy-building. Every morning all participants played group games outdoors to build teamwork, fitness, and overall health. Summer Program also included a daily hour of "Reading Time" during which participants either read to themselves or in a group for twenty minutes. After Reading Time was over participants could either continue reading or engage in a learning game for the rest of the hour. We found that the older girls enjoyed reading with younger girls, and these interactions clearly helped to make literacy a fun and bonding experience. Furthermore, every Wednesday participants participated in activities such as “Wheel of Fortune” and “Minute to Win It” races that emphasized problem-solving, numerical reasoning, and vocabulary skills-building.
For more detailed information on our summer program, including pictures, please read the attached report. Thank you for your support!!!