For six weeks this summer, CCSA welcomed a record number of students, spanning our incoming Kindergarten students through our rising seniors, for in-person academic and enrichment programming. In response to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on learning, the program was expanded beyond our traditional focus on early literacy to include middle and high school students.
In addition to strengthening literacy and STEM skills, the summer program provided an opportunity to encourage students to unplug from electronic devices and to keep their minds and bodies active while socializing with others.
Darlington Arts, a longstanding community partner of CCSA, returned to teach music, dance and theater while a new partnership with a local initiative, Chester Cultural Arts and Technology Center, led mindfulness through dance. The Build Something Different curriculum allowed students as young as second grade to learn coding and website design.