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Meet Up, Eat Up, Read Up

Meet Up, Eat Up, Read Up

06/03/2016

Contact: Beth Rattray, 457-6691 or brattray@unitedwayhoco.org
Meet Up, Eat Up and Read Up brings FREE summer lunches, reading programs, Kindergarten Countdown Camps and FUN!
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kokomo, IN, June 3, 2016/Press Release/ -- What does it feel like to be hungry? That’s the issue facing 1 in 4 kids today – particularly during the summer months when they can’t rely on school meals for a steady source of food. United Way, Carver Community Center, Kokomo School Corporation are responding to this crisis by supporting Meet Up, Eat Up, & Read Up, which is both a program and a call to action where kids can get tasty, nutritious meals, improve reading skills, hang out with friends, and have fun all summer long — at no cost. Here are all the details for a great summer:
MEET UP
Meet Up at Carver Community Center and join us for kid-friendly summer fun! Bring a friend or make a new friend! Kids will have opportunities to develop new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Every day brings something different; crafts, theater, sports, games, dance and more. All school-aged children welcome, no registration required. Transportation not furnished.
Meet us at Carver Community Center during the weeks of:
June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11 / Monday –Thursday (11am-2pm)
 
EAT UP
Kokomo School Corporation has extended meal programs into summer months - for FREE. Healthy food is essential for success and to fuel your summer fun! All school-aged children ages 5-18 years-old are welcome, no registration required. Transportation not furnished.
Eat with us at Carver Community Center during the weeks of:
June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11 / Monday –Thursday (11am-1pm)
 
READ UP
Read Up with teachers and volunteers to improve your reading skills, math too! From Kindergarten to 3rd grade, kids learn to read. By 2nd or 3rd grade, it’s time to read to learn. We will help struggling students going into the 2nd or 3rd grade get on track and stay on track. Lesson plans are taught daily. Teachers will help kids reach grade-level reading, build phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary – registration required. Lunch provided daily, all for FREE. Transportation not furnished.
To register call Carver Community Center at 765.457.9318.
Read with us at Carver Community Center during the weeks of:
June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11 / Monday –Thursday
 (8am-12pm)
 
KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN CAMP
Get ready for kindergarten! Kindergarten Countdown Camp is a FREE five week summer program to help kids get ready for kindergarten in the fall. Classes are led by experienced, certified teachers and lunch will be provided – registration required. Kids will gain confidence in their new school experience. Lunch provided daily. Transportation not furnished.
To register at Pettit Park School or Carver Community Center, call Sharon Hahn at 765.454.7075.
Join us for Kindergarten Countdown:
June 6-June 30 / Monday -Thursday (8am-12pm)
To volunteer or for more information Brian Gallagher at 765-457-6691 or email
bgallagher@unitedwayhoco.org.
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