Philadelphia launches free Summer Achievers Program for kids

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By Good Info News Wire

June 20, 2024

The city government, in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia and the Office of Children and Families, has launched a new program for city students entering grades 1 through 8 in the next school year. Named the Summer Achievers program, the initiative offers full-day summer camp, along with academic support to help students start the next school year with confidence, for free.

The program incorporates an exciting blend of academic and recreational activities. Participants will have the chance to engage in a variety of hands-on activities, each of which are led by qualified Out-of-School-Time professionals.

Summer Achievers also emphasizes academic advancement, offering students reading and math support taught by educators from the School District of Philadelphia. Alongside these, participants will enjoy weekly field trips, sports, games, outdoor play, and nutritious meals.

The Summer Achievers programming schedule begins on Tuesday, June 25, and runs through Friday, Aug. 2. The daily schedule will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Notably, there are no charges associated with the program, which is being offered at no cost to families.

Interested families seeking to enroll their children can register via the program’s website. The registration process can be initiated by visiting the website and using the filter to select “Summer Achievers”. Alternatively, they can reach out over the phone by calling 215-683-5638.

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