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Camperships - Summer Education Literacy Program


The mission of the Summer Education Literacy Program is to help children ages 5 to 13 avoid summer learning loss and gain literacy skills so they are ready to succeed when they return to school in the fall.  UCC’s goal for this summer is to improve the reading skills of 275 low-income students in the City of Fort Worth through our three neighborhood centers. We are aiming to have 95% of summer students maintain or increase their reading level over the nine-week summer programming. Programming includes Success by Six Kinder transition, Reading Mastery, intervention-focused Ready Readers, and our core Education Enrichment Program.

Our summer goal will be achieved by using research-based literacy programs to promote the growth and development of emerging readers, intervene with struggling readers, and ensure the attainment of grade-level readings for as many students as possible.

UCC is unique in that it includes specialized literacy instruction taught by staff who are thoroughly trained and coached by certified literacy specialists, UCC is recognized as the premier out-of-school time literacy program in Fort Worth. UCC works with children year-round and it strives to help them grow and develop into healthy, educated, thriving teenagers.

Priority for summer literacy programming will be given to working with students from PreK to third grade who are significantly below grade reading level. To enhance student outcomes, UCC will work in partnership with families, schools, and our nonprofit partners to meet the social and emotional needs of students.

For nearly a decade, UCC’s literacy programming has helped many students significantly behind in reading become confident, proficient readers reading on grade level or above. UCC serves many low-income neighborhoods including Ash Crescent, Historic Southside, Polytechnic, and Diamond Hill. 


If you are interested in sponsoring a child this summer, you can click the link below, or contact Ashley Johnson for more information at 817.927.5556. You can help make this summer a memorable one for a Fort Worth child!

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