Last year, Starr Battle Creek started the Camp Ready Readers program, a community service for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade who are experiencing difficulties in reading and writing. This program, provided for free due to the support of Starr’s donors, was designed to keep children learning throughout the summer with educational and fun literacy lessons and activities.
Starr Battle Creek was also considered a free lunch site, so students and community members living in the area were able to get a healthy meal.
The Camp Ready Readers program was a success, with 51 students participating over three three-week sessions. Most students showed an increased interest in reading, and one parent said, “Thanks for having this program. My children really enjoyed it!”
Following the positive results and feedback received from parents, Starr will be holding Camp Ready Readers again during summer 2016!
As in 2015, three sessions will be available. Each session will last for 14 days over the course of three weeks, with children coming in on Monday through Thursday for the program. Dates for each session have not been determined, but they will be posted on Starr’s Facebook page as soon as they are available.
Starr Battle Creek will be a free lunch site once again, providing lunches for students and community members.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our Camp Ready Readers program last year – you are the reason why these kids were able to continue to read and learn over the summer.
If you would like to support this program, please visit www.starr.org/donate.