Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically and gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.
This holiday season, we're on a dedicated mission to reduce the summer learning gap by sending 400 children from Providence to experience the Y's life-changing summer camp. $250 will send one child to day camp for one week, but any amount can make a transformative difference in the life of a child.
In 2018 per the STARS 360 Assessment
- 97% of campers maintained or increased their STEM knowledge.
- 70% of campers maintained or increased math proficiencies.
- More than half showed significant gains in eight social-emotional competencies.
- 100% of campers responded they have an adult at camp who they could talk to if they were upset.