Though our regular summer programming changed this year, the kids still had a busy summer. Kids Club kids welcomed InterVarsity’s Urban Plunge college students who came to live in the neighborhood as they tutored the kids and played with them. Each college intern was paired with a high school volunteer to visit the homes of children daily, providing 1:1 math and reading tutoring for an hour each day. Some interns and high school volunteers visited the Cora Kelly Rec Center and provided daily pull-out 1:1 tutoring for our Casa Chiri students that were enrolled in that summer program. Altogether, the group facilitated forty 1:1 tutoring sessions on a daily basis. Our High School volunteers were from Groveton Baptist Youth Group and St. Stephens and St. Agnes School. Thank you to all our young volunteers! You made our summer!
And what’s summer without some fun? The kids took field trips to the Natural History Museum for a scavenger hunt, Great Waves Water Park, and as a reward for students missing less than 3 days of their tutoring sessions, to Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA (courtesy of St. Pete’s Episcopal Church). There, we took hay rides, went peach picking, fed farm animals, rode a train, ate ice cream, and played on a giant jumping pillow and in a big corn kernel pit!
Summer has been a blast! Thank you to all our volunteers for making it a fun and enriching possibility!