LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, TCCC’s Director of Networks and Community Engagement, visited IMPACT 360 Summer Success this week. She enjoyed reading with and getting to know so many students during the literacy hour!
“Every summer students from low socio-economic backgrounds fall two months behind peers from higher-income families in academic skills, a deficit that grows to a full academic year by fourth grade,” the Impact 360 Summer Success website says. “The consequences, both in performance and self-esteem, can be devastating for these students and our communities. In 2011, The Rand Corporation published a compelling report about this disturbing summer deficit. Impact 360 Summer Success wants to lead change for these students and the Charleston community.”
About 150 students participate in the six-week experience, which is produced collaboratively by more than 15 non-profits led by Kids on Point (formerly known as Charleston Urban Squash).