Low numbers of African American students attend summer learning programs
When the school year begins, African American students are more likely to start behind because of their low presence in summer learning programs. I had the chance to speak with Mallory Morris, Assistant Principal for Stratton Elementary School in Champaign, Illinois; Tommy Walls, Program Services Coordinator for Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club; and Michelle Adoye, Director of One People--a non-for profit organization that recently hosted the Summer Arts Camp for the students of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. In this podcast, hear their reasons why barriers like cost, transportation, and knowledge are standing in the way of African American students attending learning programs beyond the classroom.
July 23, 2015
by Leslie Swafford-Lewis