All Press Releases for June 19, 2011

Nationally-Recognized Summer Advantage USA Coming to Chicago Schools

Recognized by TIME Magazine and the White House initiative United We Serve, Summer Advantage USA, an award-winning summer enrichment program, will impact over 600 students in Chicago schools this summer.



    QUINCY, MA, June 19, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Recognized by TIME Magazine and the White House initiative United We Serve, Summer Advantage USA, an award-winning summer enrichment program, will impact over 600 students (called "scholars") in Chicago schools this summer.

Although the number of schools is growing, Holy Angels School, St. Elizabeth School and Von Humboldt Elementary School are sites confirmed for the program. Summer Advantage USA is one of the nation's few evidence-based summer learning programs.

With hundreds of Chicago children at home alone watching TV during the summer months, the program will give over 600 students (in grades K - 8) the opportunity for physical fitness and academic engagement.

State test scores of Indiana third grade students enrolled in the program increased nearly 16 points in language arts and 12 points in math. Superintendent of Decatur Township Don Stinson said, "Those are real numbers and Summer Advantage is a huge part of that improvement."

In 2010, the Indiana Department of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett honored Summer Advantage USA for the program's impact on student math and language scores.

The Chicago programs will operate from July 11th - August 12th in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. Student enrollment is still open.

Recognized by the White House initiative United We Serve and Time Magazine, Summer Advantage USA is one of the nation's few evidence based summer learning programs for grades K - 8. In 2011 the programs will engage thousands of students in learning and physical fitness. Enrollment in Summer Advantage USA makes a 2 month difference in learning achievements for students.

For more information contact Earl Martin Phalen (617) 818-1959 or emphalen@summeradvantage.org.

Website: http://www.summeradvantage.org

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Summer Advantage USA
Quincy, MA
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