A Visit from the Chancellor

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Schools Chancellor Walcott, along with DYCD Commissioner Mullgrav, paid a visit to CS 211 this morning as part of a tour of NYC Summer Quest sites. Together, the group practiced with the marching band, observed a cooking demonstration and paid a visit to the chicken coop outside 211.

Summer Quest is a free, five-week, full-day summer learning program that provides elementary and middle school students with fun, hands-on enrichment experiences while strengthening their academic skills. DOE teachers collaborate with educators from community-based organizations to offer students Common-Core aligned instruction, enrichment activities, sports and recreation, and field trips.

The program’s aim is to help promote equity in learning for all students, infusing the best practices of academic preparation and enrichment with the fun of summer camp. In the program’s first year, NYC Summer Quest served over 1,120 students in the South Bronx across 11 sites.