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Save Our Skills: Free Reading Program for Students
Is your child ready to start school in September? Numerous studies have found that many
students lose academic ground during the summer break. This is especially true in today’s challenging
educational climate, when budget cuts have led to reductions to summer enrichment programs
across the philadelphia school system.
That's why my office is offering a back-to-school reading program to help your child succeed in
the coming academic year. Here are the details: the classes are being offered for early learners who
will be entering 1st through 3rd grade in September.
Monday – Thursday
August 12 – August 22
10 a.m. – Noon
West Philadelphia High School
4901 Chestnut Street • Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Daily News: Free program will help Philly students get ready for school
Regina Medina, Daily News Staff Writer email@example.com,
August 7, 2013 - District Schools are set to open Sept. 9, but a coalition of groups has coordinated an effort to go "back to school" on Monday. The Save Our Skills reading program, organized by state Sen. Vincent Hughes' office and the Free Library of Philadelphia, will be offered for free to the city's first- through third-graders. Hughes said the initiative fills a need ahead of a challenging school year. "It's the biggest issue outside of funding, the skills that are lost from June to September," Hughes said. » Continue Reading
For more information or to register your child,
call 215.879.7777, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website at www.senatorhughes.com
Offices of State
Senator Vincent Hughes