Using the ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program this summer as a part of their summer program Brain Boot Camp, Family Learning Institute (FLI) in Ann Arbor, MI maintained or improved every student’s academic skills!
Focusing on reading, writing and math, students spend 4 hours, once a week at FLI engaged in fun learning activities as well as academic activities to combat summer brain drain. ThinkStretch provided the backbone of the academic program with volunteer tutors directing hands on learning extensions.
At the start of the summer, FLI assesses each student’s academic placement. Working to each student’s level, FLI completes the ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program and assesses the students again at the conclusion of the six week program. For the fourth summer in a row, FLI demonstrated that each of the over 30 students in the program maintained or improved their academic outcomes.
Family Learning Institute works closely with the Ann Arbor Public Schools and focuses on the persistent disparity in test scores, grades, and graduation rates between economically disadvantaged and other students.
“We have used ThinkStretch for four years and are looking forward to using it again next summer,” praised Executive Director Amy Rolfes. Ms. Rolfes complimented ThinkStretch for its intriguing writing prompts, complete mathematic content and its colorful, quality achievement medals. “We have a gold medal celebration with the kids hooting and cheering for the students who have completed their work!”