08 Aug

Summer Fun & Learning

Summer Poetry Workshop

While schools took a summer break, we kept children and parents learning this summer with a variety of programs and activities.  Here are some of the fun (and educational) things that have been happening at LSA this summer:

  • 36 children participated in the summer youth program at LSA.  The goal of this 4-week program is to prevent the summer slide – learning loss that can occur when children don’t continue reading throughout the summer months.  The program included both math and reading instruction, a poetry workshop by local poet Alex Greenberg, and other enrichment activities.
  • Parents enrolled in our Parenting and Child Development program attended a 4-week workshop on the 5 developmental priorities of our early childhood program: attachment and healthy separation, language and literacy, exploration and learning, self-regulation and emotional development, and connection to outside resources.
  • Families in the Parenting and Child Development program enjoyed two trips to the beach and a picnic.
  • Families in our Preventive Services program enjoyed a trip to Coney Island.
  • 36 children participated in the H.E.A.R.T. Camp and H.E.A.R.T. Prep summer programs at Convent of the Sacred Heart.  Children attended fun classes, including swimming, sports, dance, debate, math and reading.  Middle school students in the Prep program toured high schools to prepare for the high school application process.
  • 9 children from LSA families participated in a 1 week dance class with the Revolucion Latina Dance Company
  • Families participated in a 4-week Community CookShop class, to learn how to prepare nutritious and cost-friendly meals.
  • Our own Lucia Russet offered yoga lessons to parents and teens.
  • Families made use of Cool Culture passes to visit city museums.

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Summer Beach Trip

Fun in the sun on a beach trip with the Parenting and Child Development families

Community CookShop

Cooking together during a Community CookShop class


Our Preventive Services team gets ready for a trip to Coney Island

Yoga class

Lucia Russett leads teens in a yoga lesson