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Girls Inc changes course with summer learning loss

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Did you know students lose an equivalent of two months of their grade-level math computational skills over the summer, and students from low-income families also lose the same equivalency in reading achievement (National Summer Learning Association)?

As we say goodbye to summer, Girls Inc. is proud to share its efforts in providing strategic, structured educational programming to tackle summer learning loss – to keep girls engaged and on track for overall success.

This past summer, Girls Inc. has provided the following:

  • 6,318 hours of intentional academic support (including literacy, math, and STEAM) and externship hours
  • 4,417.5 hours of Eureka! programming (college and career workshops, STEM, sports, and personal development)
  • 1,550 hours of experiential learning in Washington D.C. with Eureka! girls
    Served a total of 149 girls in the summer months
  • Total of 12,285 hours of summer learning loss support provided

Educational summer programs like Girls Inc.’s are designed to complement school subjects and keep girls’ brains engaged in meaningful – and fun – ways.

“Summer is not a time to stop learning,” said Victoria Juarez, executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. “Engaging, inspiring and educating our youth year-round should be a priority for every community.”

About Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is a member of Girls Incorporated®, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. Girls Inc. provides programs for girls ages 6 to 18 years old that focus on science, math, and technology; health and sexuality; economic and financial literacy; sports skills; leadership and advocacy; and media literacy. To learn more, become a volunteer or offer support, please visit www.girlsinc-carp.org/.

September 18, 2015

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