Unlock your child’s inner genius and true potential this summer!

The Attleboro YMCA is now accepting registrations in our summer 2020 Power Scholars Academy program.

While summer is a time for camp, travel, and new adventures for kids, it can also be a time of learning loss for many students, especially those from low-income families. Through the Power Scholars Academy, the Y is helping kids succeed this summer and to close the achievement gap – across the nation and right here in our community. Statistics show that a large number of children from low-income environments reach kindergarten unprepared and that they continue to fall behind in school without proper interventions. This achievement and opportunity gap culminates in low high school graduation and college attainment rates, limited job prospects, and a negative economic impact for millions of youth as they enter adulthood.

The Y and BELL (Building Education Leaders for Life) doesn’t just tackle summer learning loss. It builds strong youth, academically, physically, and emotionally. The program partners with local schools to support students entering grades K-9 in Literacy, Math, Enrichment activities and STEM and the arts, along with a health curriculum.

Power Scholars Academy includes:

  • Community Time
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • STEM
  • Arts
  • Health
  • and so much more.

Summer 2020: Special programming due to Covid-19

Due to the upheaval that schools and students have experienced this past spring, we know that some students will need even more intervention than in previous summers. However, at the same time, we also recognize that we need to offer this program in accordance with state guidelines as well as each family’s comfort level and access to technology.

For that reason, we’ll be offering the Power Scholars Academy in three ways this summer:

  1. High Tech: 100% virtual program via computer
  2. Low Tech: Combination of virtual sessions as well as at-home work and check-ins by phone
  3. No Tech: In-person program through the Y’s camp and child care programs

Program Details

Grades: For students entering Grades K-9

Dates: July 20-August 14

Schedule: MON-THU, 2 hours per day, morning or afternoon session
Regular attendance throughout the program is expected and required.

Cost: FREE! The cost of $1,200 for each student is being funded entirely by grants.

Registration: To enroll your child, please register online or call (508) 222-7422.

Location: Remote class (It will only be offered in person as part of our childcare or camp programs.)

Staff: Trained teachers and professionals will be teaching the program with a 2:24 staff to scholar ratio for all program activities.

Contact: Leigh Fontes, lfontes@attleboroymca.org