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Greenville Co. schools team up with BOOST Greenville

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Boost Greenville teams up with Greenville Co. Schools Boost Greenville teams up with Greenville Co. Schools

Greenville County Schools will be partnering with BOOST Greenville this month to emphasize the importance of summer learning and to raise awareness about the loss of academic progress during the summer known as the “summer slide”.

In order to combat the slide, organizations are coming together to promote summer learning.

 So far over 1,600 students are currently participating in summer camps at 14 elementary schools in Greenville County. These camps focus on reading and math, and include field trips across S.C. and other fun learning activities.

“Greenville County Schools is very proud that our summer learning programs for elementary school students have grown exponentially this year,” said Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Technology Jeff McCoy. “Our results from last summer showed that almost 95 percent of students were able to maintain their reading levels and their math fluency skills increased by 23 percent in only four weeks. These students were fortunate and did not experience the summer loss that affects many students who do not participate in summer learning opportunities.”

BOOST Greenville, is asking schools and organizations to help promote summer programs through a video competition. Children who participate in summer learning programs are asked to create short videos based on the theme “Show Me What You’re Learning.”

Program providers will post the videos on social media and the public will choose their favorites. All eligible participating students will receive complimentary tickets to the Children’s Museum of the Upstate or Roper Mountain Science Center.  

The winners will be announced on July 26 on Facebook.

For more information about BOOST and ways to keep your children engaged in summer learning, visit their website or call 864-331-3857. 

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