St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center Announces Summer Program
12 Apr, 2012, 09:15 ET
Open Enrollment Begins April 16, 2012
DETROIT, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer is just around the corner and that means it is time to start thinking about camp. The Education Experience at St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center is hosting its Children's Summer Education Experience, which will run from July 10 until August 16. Space is limited for this program and open enrollment begins April 16, 2012. The program is free and meets weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The summer long learning program is aimed at first, second and third graders. In addition to helping these children build reading and math skills, the program provides students with experiences that they do not experience in their typical school classroom. In addition, the program also provides:
- Individual and group learning assistance with grade appropriate lesson plans.
- Creative and challenging learning activities; educational games and interactive activities that introduce new learning opportunities in reading and math.
- A Children's Learning Lab ensures that students are exposed not only to learning programs, but also to computer skills that they will need in order to stay competitive in life.
"Due to the fact that children often do not retain information from the previous school year, our program is focused on creating a year-round learning environment, to prevent summer math and reading skills loss, as well as assisting students that are behind their grade level academically. We also provide students who need a little extra help to work at or above their grade level in reading and math," said St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center CEO Diane Renaud.
Volunteers are also needed for this program. Call (313) 535-9200 x3104 if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
Besides the academic aspect, the program also includes Summer Field Trips. "We are delighted to add field trips to cultural, historical, environmental and educational attractions throughout Detroit. We are grateful to the Marc Suris Legacy Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this important part of our Children's Education Experience," said Renaud. "We believe education is the first step in helping them obtain economic success." One trip will be to Frankenmuth that will include learning how to make pretzels, blowing alpine horns as well as a trip to a neighboring petting farm, wagon rides and more.
The St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center is also pleased to announce that its Children's Summer Learning Experience will be profiled in the Detroit Free Press 2012 Summer Dreams section, published Sunday, May 13. "We hope that when people read about our program, they will be moved to make a donation so that we can continue providing this free program to at-risk children," said Renaud.
Founded in 1844, the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center most recently served Southeastern Michigan as a residential/foster care agency for children. However, in 2006, the Center closed its residential campus due to elimination of funding. It was determined that rather than close the doors of the organization, to return to its roots – providing assistance to the residents of the community through educational program.
St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center moved to Detroit to continue nearly 170 years of service to the community through basic skill-building and academic enhancement for at-risk children and adults. These programs are designed to help build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity. In March 2011, The Education Experience was launched, with expanded hours and programs, to better serve the community. For more information, visit http://www.svsfcenter.org/.
The St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
16800 Trinity St.
Detroit, MI 48219
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Contact: Sue Voyles, 734-667-2005 / sue [at] logos-communications.com
Diane Renaud, (313) 535-9200 / diane.renaud [at] svsfcenter.org
SOURCE The Education Experience at St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
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