The Faith Alliance Summer Lunch Literacy Program wrapped up 6 weeks of classes on July 13th and 14th with a Field trip to the Newport Aquarium!

30 at-risk Lakota students in first through third grade were accepted into the FREE Program to help with Reading skills as many students’ skills drop off in the summer. Children worked on all aspects of Reading, using fun, multi-sensory approaches including centers, computer time and morning message time.

The program was offered at two sites, feeding from the Summer Lunch Program residential sites: Woodland Elementary and Freedom Elementary Schools. Curriculum was planned and taught by contracted teachers with more than 50 years experience between them! Four college interns and one high school intern from Miami and Xavier University and Lakota East, assisted the teachers.

The Faith Alliance Literacy Program was made possible through a private grant as well as funds from The Community Foundation of West Chester and Liberty Township.

Whale pic Newport                           Boy wonderment Aquarium 2016

Taking a break at aquarium                           Joy of learning at aquarium

Reading students amazed and filled with wonder at the Newport Aquarium. Learning is fun!