Summer Reading Camp July 2013
JULY 8, 2013 – JULY 25, 2013
Monday-Thursday for 12 classes
Session 1: 9:15 am-10:45 am
Session 2: 11:00am-12:30pm
Registration is under way for LEAP’s Summer Reading Camp, a three week summer program for children in grades 1-12 who are experiencing difficulties with reading and writing. Children will receive a reading assessment by a certified reading specialist prior to instruction and at the conclusion of the program with a final written report prepared for parents. A balanced approach to literacy and research–based strategies are used. Specific individualized learning goals will be developed by certified literacy specialists through on-going assessment in word recognition, fluency, comprehension, meaning vocabulary, and spelling development. Every student is matched to their own teacher to maximize learning. The program will provide all instructional materials for each child and include a break with a healthy snack.
LEAP ASAP Spring Program: FREE Academic Tutoring
The LEAP Powerful Literacy Center and Children’s Library provides academic tutoring
afterschool. The next 8 week session will begin in March 2013. Click on the
application link for detailed information and an application form. This program is funded
in part through the United Way and is provided FREE of charge to all students!
LEAP has MOVED!
The LEAP Reading Clinic located at 3200 Elmwood Avenue in the Philip Sheridan Building has a new home. The Ken-Ton School District is starting a new alternative High School in our old spot, so we found a wonderful new location just a few minutes away. We are now at 2211 Sheridan Drive, on the corner of Belmont. We are the middle door between Metro Roberts Realty and Dr. Anthone. We are on the second floor, the first door at the top of the stairs on the left. The stairs make you work just a little, but the AC is worth it! The LEAP Powerful Literacy Center & Children’s Library is still home in the Sheridan Parkside Community Center but is closed for the summer. It will open again in September.
LEAP of WNY
We believe literacy should empower people to challenge and change their world
Leap offers many different services:
- Expert Reading Instruction
- Reading Diagnosis and Assessment
- SES Programs with Individualized Instruction: Approved NYS SES Provider
- Summer Reading Camp: One on One Instruction
- Enrichment Programs
- Literacy Consultants
Additional Services at the Powerful Literacy Center & Children’s Library
- Family Information and Resource Center
- Automated Lending Library
- After-School Academic Programs
- Computer Lab with Internet Access
- Picture Book Read a Louds
- Little Sprouts Garden Club
- Read to Lucy the Dog
Thank You to our Sponsors
Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation Funds Reading Program
Once again the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation has made possible scholarships to the popular Summer Reading Camp Program, for children from all over Western New York. This intensive one on one tutoring program has helped struggling readers gain important skills and improve their reading ability through daily instruction with a personal teacher and individualized lessons. LEAP would like to thank the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation for their ongoing support of this important program.
East Hill Foundation Grant
A generous grant from the East Hill Foundation will fund a new and exciting program for reading instruction. The LIFTED Program, Literacy Institute for Training and Educational Development, will provide literacy training to tutors, who will then work directly with a struggling reader in one on one instruction. This tutor-training model will provide both training in reading and assessment to an adult who will continue to teach and ongoing instruction to students.
Project Flight Grant
LEAP is pleased to have been awarded a Project Flight Grant of 400 books for children. Our sincere appreciation is matched only by the joy of children reading a brand new book!