Starr Battle Creek is once again hosting a summer reading camp! Offered to Calhoun County elementary-aged kids (K-5 grades), this camp is designed to prevent the summer slide that happens when children are not getting constant educational stimulation.
Starr Battle Creek is once again having their Super Starr Reading Camp this summer! This is a summer reading adventure for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade and is designed to strengthen reading and writing super powers! Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Reading is an important skill. It helps you understand the world around you, allowing you to read road signs, text friends and apply for jobs. Reading is a skill, a hobby, and a necessary part of life. Unfortunately, many students in our country do not continue to enhance their reading skills once school is out for the summer.
According to the National Summer Learning Association, more than half of the achievement gap between low- and high-income students can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. The organization also states that low-income students lose more than two months in reading achievement over the summer, while their middle- and high-income peers see slight gains.