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September 2, 2014 > Turn It Up Camp enhances student skills

Turn It Up Camp enhances student skills

Submitted By Jenni Kwon

From July 7-11, over 100 kids in Fremont participated in Turn-It-Up, a free program aimed at enhancing studentsÕ skills. Throughout the week, kids from grades one through six, attended workshops on reading, writing, math, science, music, drama, and physical education. They were also provided with a free breakfast, snack, lunch, and transportation to and from Oliveira Elementary School on a daily basis, where the camp took place.

Over 50 volunteers, many of whom are teachers from the Fremont Unified School District, invested their time, talents and belief in these students, showing profound results in a short period of time. Karen Downing, a veteran teacher, commented, ÒMondayÕs reluctant readers became WednesdayÕs bold readers.Ó

Consuelo Suarez, a parent of a third grade participant stated, ÒMy son had an awesome experience and he was able to improve his self-esteem this week because he was always being told how good he was doing. Your staff focused on his strengths instead of his weaknesses; that made a big difference in his life. Thank you so much for that.Ó

Parents were also provided with a parent workshop and dinner in the middle of the week, all free of charge. The program culminated on July 11 with a performance by the students showcasing their music and drama skills along with a special lunch for the students and parents to celebrate their accomplishments together.

There are plans to expand the program to other elementary school campuses in Fremont for Summer 2015. For more information, contact Resonate Church at (510) 226-2800.

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