Summer Volunteers Rock!

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

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It is estimated that the “Summer Slide” accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between lower income students and their middle- and upper income peers according to Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Frazen, authors of the article Why Summer Matters in the Rich/Poor Achievement Gap, August 2009.

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Summer Fun with Cocky’s Reading Express!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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On July 17th, the younger children enrolled in our summer camp attended a Cocky’s Reading Express event where they received free books and also got to meet Cocky himself!

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St. Lawrence Place Teens Give Back at the Babcock Center

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

On July 18th, 7 teenagers currently living at St. Lawrence Place traveled to Babcock Center to volunteer, as part of our “Teens Give Back in the Summer” program at SLP.

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Host a “Do-Good” Party & Teach Your Child A Life Lesson

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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We have some pretty awesome supporters, and over the years many families have chosen to ask guests coming to a child’s birthday party to bring donations for St. Lawrence Place in lieu of presents.  Any parent out there knows the drill–our kids have too much stuff already!  What better way to teach your child about giving to others, and save yourself the new clutter in your own home?!

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Mid-Summer Camp Check-In

Posted by: Ashley Harp

School’s out for summer!

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It has been six weeks since the end of the school year and we’re right in the middle of the St. Lawrence Place summer camp- which is largely literacy-based.

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Happy Kids- What It’s All About

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Some images of the happy kids in our after school program to fuel your day:


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