Summer Calendar: Reading and Activities
As one of our focus areas, United Way of the Concho Valley wants to ensure all children are school ready by kindergarten and grade-level readers by 3rd grade. With this in mind, we are partnering with local school districts, libraries, and our Community Partners to ensure students have access to activities and resources. When summer learning programs are available and when children have access, we can not only help the summer "slump", we can boost student achievement, keep students safe, and their schools and communities are more successful.
Through the Summer Calendar, we are sharing free and low-cost activities to help students engage in learning this summer. Additionally, you will find other resources that will keep students successful, safe and engaged.
Summer Programs and Camps
Check out these programs and activities from our United Way Community Partners.
Youth CARES Leadership Camp:
July 11-15 & July 18-22
Upcoming 5th-7th graders
Leadership camp will teach the characteristics of a leader, importance of giving back. self-esteem and integrity, how to handle stress, friendships, peer pressure, and civic responsibility.
Additional information and registration: here
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Digital Art Exploration
5:30 – 7:30pm at 304 W. Avenue A
Link to register: https://www.gsctx.org/en/sf-events-repository/2022/digital-art-explorat…
Virtual Daisy Shapes in Nature
5:00 – 6:00pm Online via Zoom
Link to register: https://www.gsctx.org/en/sf-events-repository/2022/virtual-daisy-shapes…
Turbo Trefoil Solar Car Race
1:00 – 3:00pm at Pop Art Museum
Link to register: https://www.gsctx.org/en/sf-events-repository/2022/turbo-trefoils-solar…
Digital Art Exploration
1:30 – 3:00pm Online via Zoom
Link to register: https://www.gsctx.org/en/sf-events-repository/2022/virtual-digital-art-…
The Art of Clay
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Link to register: https://www.gsctx.org/en/sf-events-repository/2022/the-art-of-clay-8-20…;
Looking for ways to incorporate reading into everyday activities? Below, you will find printable activities, crafts, online learning games, and recipes!
Go on a Safari at Home: here
What Makes the Sea Rise?: here
Build an Aqueduct: here
Northern Lights Window Art: here
Animal Mistaken Identity Guessing Game: here
Creature Power Generator Game: here
Explore What Saturn’s Rings Are Made of With 3D Art: here
Bird Journal: here
Measure Things Without a Ruler: here
Explore the Life Cycle of a Frog — and Act it Out!: here
Eat Like a Butterfly: here