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June 24, 2009 > Hayward Public Library announces "Summer Learning Camp" for kids

Hayward Public Library announces "Summer Learning Camp" for kids

Submitted By Sean Reinhart

In response to strong parent/student demand, and to build on the first year's success, the Hayward Main Library is offering two summer sessions of the Homework Center.

The goal of the Summer Learning Camp, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is to provide an educational "bridge" for students who want to continue working on their academic performance during the summer break.

The sessions are geared toward students entering 2nd through 8th grades, though older students are welcome. The sessions will take place three days per week, two hours per day over three weeks. They will have a similar format to the Homework Center sessions during the regular school year (i.e., trained volunteer tutors, laptop computer access, live online homework help, and so on), but each week will focus on one of three areas of particular academic need identified among Homework Center students during regular session: Language Arts, Mathematics & Science, and Computer Skills. The first three-week session begins June 29; the second begins July 20.

Also, a part-time youth intern from the Hayward Unified School District's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), will be hired to assist with and learn from the daily operations of the Learning Camp. The intern will be paid by SYEP with federal stimulus funding.

For more information, visit Hayward Main Library, 835 C St (between Mission Blvd and Watkins St), Hayward, CA 94541, call 510 293 8685, email library@hayward-ca.gov or view the library's website at www.hayward-ca.gov/departments/library/slibrary.shtm.

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