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Bridging the Summer Achievement Gap

To a certain extent all children experience learning loss during the summer months when the school year ends. The temporary cessation of formal classes provided by the school has the effect of reducing the amount of quality organized learning opportunities resulting in the loss of some of the educational growth that previously occurred during the […]

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Brain Development, Teens, and Summer Camp

Summer Camp has a significant role to play in managing the growth and development of the campers who enjoy the program and environment summer after summer. To understand quite HOW camp can positively impact this growth and development, it is important to understand some of the challenges that face our teenagers, irrespective of their personal […]

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What Kids Need to Succeed As Adults

Strong academic skills are important, but they are not the only thing a child needs for success in life. What else is necessary and how can it be cultivated? A new report,¬†Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework, seeks to provide some answers. Written by researchers at the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago […]

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