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 2022 Program Information

  2. Sessions Held:

    June 7 – July 14, 2022
    Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
    Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

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

      Program Location:
      Virtual Platform through Zoom Technology

      Mandatory Orientation: May 10, 2022
      6:00-7:30p, check-in begins at 5:50p

    2. Orientation Location:
      via Zoom Technology

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