The Library Foundation is improving the lives of local children with the help of a generous $15,000 grant from the Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation for the 2016 Summer Camp Reading program.
The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is improving the lives of local children with the help of a generous $15,000 grant from the Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation for the 2016 Summer Camp Reading program.
Summer Camp Reading is a six-week program for upcoming third-graders who need help reading at grade level. Led by experienced teachers, the camp includes daily one-on-one tutoring and stimulating activities.
Summer 2016 will be the third year for the Summer Camp Reading program. Test scores of campers for the previous two summers show significant improvement in word recognition, comprehension and reading fluency.
“Reading is such a fundamental skill, and with grants like this, children in our community who may be at risk for reading issues get the help they need to really succeed in school,” says Missy Deters, Executive Director of the Library Foundation. “Campers make impressive gains rather than experiencing the summer learning loss that is particularly devastating for children from low-income families.”
The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation was established in 1994 in Cincinnati by Daniel A. Pfau and Susan Laufer Pfau. The Foundation’s primary focus is on the education, health, cultural experience, and social welfare of disabled and disadvantaged children, adolescents, young adults and their families. There is a special interest in programs which help clients realize their full potential. An additional area of interest for the Foundation is the support of arts and cultural organizations as well as recreation areas.
The Library Foundation is now accepting donations for the 2016 Summer Learning program at the Library. Companies and organizations will receive recognition in promotional materials. Contact the Library Foundation at 513-369-4595 for more information and to lend your support.