Grade Level
4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th


Reading opens doors!

This six-week summer reading program improves literacy and nurtures an appreciation for the written word. Participants in grades 4th-12th break out into age appropriate classes, engage in written and oral activities, create presentations, journal, participate in debates and holistically build successful reading strategies from start to finish. Books are hand-selected annually by the Center for Leadership Development’s program coordinator and are relevant and engaging. Students are also encouraged to internalize and adopt the following literacy pledge :

“I understand that the key to freedom is literacy. To be literate, I must read and always learn. Today, I have the freedom to read and learn as much as I want without consequences. In the pursuit of educational excellence, literacy is the key.

So I make this pledge to improve and enhance my literacy skills by reading and learning. By my commitment to literacy, I am also pledging to focus on my education and to secure my rightful place of achievement in life.”

Through strategies that focus on using critical thinking, we hope your child walks away with these four core competencies in literacy:

Functional literacy: learning to read, write, speak and listen
Critical factors: oral language development, phonological awareness, phonemics, spelling/writing, fluency, creating meaning, narrative and descriptive writing

Content area literacy: reading, writing, speaking and listening in order to understand the content
Critical factors: vocabulary acquisition, questioning, text orientation, expository writing, presentation and product creation

Technological literacy: reading, writing, speaking and listening in multimedia venues to create products and demonstrate learning
Critical factors: questioning authenticity, searching for info, media orientation, production, demystifying direction

Innovative literacy: reading, writing, speaking and listening to something to solve something complex, invent something unique or produce something innovative
Critical factors: innovation and creation, lifelong learning orientation, practical and adaptive thinking, influential communication

  1. Summer 2019 Program Information

  2. Sessions Held:
    Tuesdays or Thursdays, June 4 – July 11, 2019
    (Thursday 7/4 class will be held on Tues 7/2)
    6:00 – 8:00 PM

  3. Program Fee: $25*
    *Program fees are non-refundable 

    Program Location:
    Center for Leadership Development
    2425 Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Street,
    Indianapolis, IN 46208

    Mandatory Orientation: May 29, 2019
    6:00-7:30p, check-in begins at 5:30p

  4. Orientation Location:

    IUPUI Campus Center Theater

  5. Register Your Student

    Pay Your Program Fee

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