Mayor Chris Coleman was at the Riverview Library this morning with Superintendent Valeria Silva and Saint Paul Public Libraries Director Kit Hadley to kick off summer learning in the City of Saint Paul. Kids at the library put together their summer book lists and previewed the free Summer Meals Program offered to local children this summer beginning Wednesday, June 12.
|Mayor Coleman speaks to children who are planning their summer reading list|
It was all part of the kickoff of local summer programming meant to prevent summer learning loss, a very real contributor to the growing achievement gap in Saint Paul schools.
Prevent summer learning loss through these simple steps and Do The Summer Countdown! to help keep your kids’ bodies and brains active all summer long – and retain more of what they learned in school.
Visit www.SprocketsSaintPaul.org for more ideas on fun activities and programs that match your child’s age and interests.
Handy, print-at-home Do The Summer Countdown! reminders are available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Karen. Help spread the word. Invite others to Do The Summer Countdown!
See the summer meal schedule at parks and recreations centers and the Saint Paul public libraries. Find your local summer meal site.
And check out this Summer Countdown Video: