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No Summer Slide Here

Celebration to Showcase NYC-Themed Curriculum

Contact:
Ellen Lubell, The Children's Aid Society, (o) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (o) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

When:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where:
The Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center
130 East 101st Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues

What:
One-hundred-twenty campers will show what they’ve learned from the “My New York City” camp theme with a celebration of all things New York, including dancing, presentations and poems written for the occasion.

The Children’s Aid Society’s summer camp gave campers ages 5 to 12 the opportunity to become tourists in their own city using a “My New York City” curriculum. It included both instructive and fun activities designed to provide the children with an educational experience, building an appreciation for the vibrant city they call home.

The “My New York City” theme was developed intentionally as a curriculum for Children’s Aid Society day camps that could engage all age groups in different kinds of learning and thus defeat the “summer slide:” the tendency of students to lose months of achievement in reading and math skills by remaining unchallenged during the summer months.

The Children’s Aid Society (www.childrensaidsociety.org), founded in 1853, is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, arts programming, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. The Children's Aid Society is a founding member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the vast majority of Children’s Aid sites are Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or e-mail ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org.

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