‘Summer Rising’ program striving to ensure all students can continue summer education

Officials say they hope to offset any setbacks students are facing because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’re hoping that the program will help families who are in need of childcare.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2021, 9:58 PM

Updated 1,103 days ago

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This summer, the city says it's on a mission to make sure all students can continue their education. 
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new summer program dubbed Summer Rising that will be free for every elementary, middle and high school student. 
The program is a collaboration between the Department of Education and the Department of Youth and Community Development. 
Officials say they hope to offset any setbacks students are facing because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’re hoping that the program will help families who are in need of childcare. 
For kindergarten and elementary students, the program will be five days a week for seven weeks. 
Middle school students can participate in the program four days a week for six weeks. As for high school students, the program will span five weeks and their days will be tailored to what they need. 
“Academics, but also enrichment culture recreation, a full summer of programming doesn't matter if you've had challenges in school or if you're doing great in school,” said Mayor de Blasio. 
For students in grades K-8, the applications open up on April 26. High schools will be in contact with families to set up their schedules if they decide to participate this summer.


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