STAMFORD, CT - In an effort to help students combat the summer slide, the Beyond Limits Academic Program, a program of the Stamford Peace Basketball Club, announced it will expand its academic-year tutoring to include the summer months of July and August. They will continue to offer highly subsidized, one-on-one tutoring and informal mentoring, as well as summer enrichment activities, for middle and high-school students.
The Beyond Limits summer program, which began July 13th, offers math and science tutoring sessions, in preparation for the 2015-2016 school year, as well as an educational enrichment event with Animal Embassy. “Research shows that many children experience a significant loss of academic skills over the summer break,” said Andy Sklover, Co-Founder of the Beyond Limits program. “For economically disadvantaged children, in particular, these losses become cumulative. That’s why we felt it was important to continue our academic programming over the summer months.”
Tutoring is conducted by Stamford Public Schools’ upperclassmen, including National Honor Society members, who are referred by teachers, administrators, and fellow students. Summer sessions are scheduled weekday afternoons and evenings. One-hour sessions are conducted in a tutoring room equipped with computers, school supplies and reference books at Stamford Peace’s offices located at 925 Long Ridge Road. The facility also houses a meeting room, lounge area with Wi-Fi for parents, a kitchen area with complimentary snacks and beverages, and a fitness room.
Subsidized tutoring fees range from $4 to $15 per hour, with discounts for Stamford Public Schools students, as well as players within the Stamford Peace Basketball Club. Students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch pay $4 per hour for tutoring.
In addition to the summer tutoring program, Beyond Limits will offer its participants a free, interactive enrichment event for middle and high school students on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., at its headquarters. With its mission to “bring life to education,” Animal Embassy is partnering with Beyond Limits to present live animals, potentially including the Eurasian Eagle Owl, an African Sulcata Tortoise, the South American Chinchilla, Red-Eyed Tree Frogs, and more. Students will learn about the diverse habitats of these animals, and the challenges they face, as well as conservation issues. They will also discuss how the animals confront these challenges, in ways similar to humans.
Students participating in the Beyond Limits program, and their families, also receive a monthly email newsletter containing important updates, announcements, and invitations to special events including: speakers’ seminars and information on college readiness and scholarship programs; career and work readiness programs; summer reading lists; and local, state and national education news and resources, such as links to educational videos and articles from trusted sources.
For more information about the Beyond Limits tutoring program or to sign up to attend the Animal Embassy event, please contact Andy Sklover at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (203) 588-9023.