Summer Scholars Update: Week 1 and 2

We are two weeks into our first-ever Summer Scholars program, and we can tell you for a fact that this is one of the most exciting and life-changing experiences that we’ve ever had!

The idea of summer programs that are “all work” and “no play” may be daunting to some, but by the grace of God, our scholars are not only growing in areas like life skills and literacy, but they are also having TONS of fun!

Each week of the Summer Scholars program highlights a different theme. During our first week, Life Skills Week, we learned about Growing with God, Financial Literacy, and Self Care. A few highlights from that week included reading Bible stories, making piggy banks, and participating in the Side by Side Kids Olympic Games!

During our second week, Literacy Week, we studied Reading, Writing, and Spelling. Our scholars read aloud to their peers (and some furry friends), wrote their own short stories, and participated in the Side by Side Kids Spelling Bee.

These two weeks have been filled with nonstop joy and happiness, not only from our scholars, but also from our volunteers and staff involved. We want to give a big “thank you” to all of the partners who made Life Skills Week and Literacy Week possible - Young Men’s Service League, Harvest Mission Community Church, Five Stone Tax Advisers, Austin Dog Alliance, and so many more! We couldn’t do it without you!

Please pray that God continues to use Summer Scholars for His glory. Check back soon for updates - the program has only just begun!