HOUSTON – May 25, 2017 – The Spring ISD Project SAFE after-school and family engagement program will be extending its school-year offerings by hosting summer camps – for qualified students – at Bammel, Eickenroht, Hoyland, Major, Ponderosa and Salyers elementary schools; Bailey, Bammel and Wells middle schools; and Dekaney and Westfield high schools during the summer of 2017.
“The learning experiences received while attending the camps will give students a real-world context and application for what they’re learning in their classrooms, hopefully in a fun and highly engaging setting,” said 21st Century Project Director Carla Jones-Taylor. “There are two questions students always ask: ‘Why am I learning this?’ and ‘How will it help me in my future?’ This summer program will help answer those questions and show that their learning is meaningful.”
The summer camp program, which is being made available free to those students already registered and participating in Project SAFE at the end of the school year, will offer a variety of entertaining and enriching content, including sports and games; field trips; college tours; and a range of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities to combat “summer slide” and encourage students to stay active and keep learning throughout the summer months. Targeted specialty activities will also be available, focused on areas such as physical fitness and strength training.
Running from June 1 through July 13, the summer program hours will be the same as Spring ISD’s normal summer school hours (which vary by campus and grade level), allowing students to take advantage as their schedules permit.
Launched in the fall of 2016, Project SAFE is funded in part through a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant awarded by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), together with a supplementary grant from the Harris County Department of Education. The district applied for the $1.8 million TEA grant in order to help achieve commitments laid out in its strategic plan, Every Child 2020, specifically those related to providing strong systems of support for all students and preparing graduates who are 21st century learners.
For questions about eligibility, or for additional information, contact your Project SAFE campus coordinator.