BEYOND THE HEADLINES
July 1, 2012
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings
This week's episode explores a variety of summer enrichment programs for children in the Bay Area. These programs keep young minds engaged and help prevent the loss valuable information learned during the school year.
According to the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, students who don't engage in summer learning lose several months worth of grade-level math and reading skills. This can be avoided through practicing these skills during the break to ensure students start off strong in the new school year. Young people may also keep their minds active by engaging in non-academic activities, like creative arts, social interaction, and sports.
Today's guests provide opportunities to keep young minds and bodies active over the summer and share valuable information about their organizations. Their programs are free or low-cost and are still enrolling students!
Dr. Amos Brown
Third Baptist Church of San Francisco
Reverend Renard Allen
Executive Director, Project Director
Sgt. Dave Norris
San Mateo Police Activities League
Look into your local Police Activities League (PAL):
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