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Meet Up, Eat Up, Read Up Midsummer Report

Meet Up, Eat Up, Read Up Midsummer Report

07/14/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kokomo, IN, July 14, 2015/Press Release/ -- Hunger is 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, Duke Energy, Kokomo School Corporation and Center Township of Howard County 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 no cost 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 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 / Monday –Thursday (11am-2pm)
Impact in 5 weeks: 30 kids attending
Activities and visitors: American Red Cross, Columbian Park Zoo, Community Howard Regional Health ambulance team, Kokomo Fire Department, Kokomo Police Department, Purdue Extension, Tilly the Clown and Tionna Brown
 
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 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 / Monday - Friday (11am-1pm)
Impact in 5 weeks: 709 meals in June increased from 336 last year
 
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. 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 8, June 15, June 22, July 6, July 13, July 20 Monday –Thursday (8am-12pm)
No programming the week of:
June 29
Impact: measured at end of the summer
 
To volunteer or for more information dial 2-1-1.
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