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Bridges holds remote summer learning, program for elementary and middle school students starts next week

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 19:44:03-04

BALTIMORE — Bridges is holding a remote summer learning program to give children a chance to learn, while they're out of school.

This summer, Bridges will work with 250 Baltimore City School students and another 50 independent school students who volunteer in Bridges programs

Bridges staff members are at Gilman School until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, handing out materials.

Each grade has a different bag, containing supplies like books, paper, pencils, math exercises, and materials for art classes. Everything kids will need to participate in the program from home.

Every year the non-profit recruits students out of seven elementary schools, all in Northeast Baltimore.

"The idea is that once a student enters bridges at the end of third grade, we work with them and their families into their early twenties. Right so we're just trying through a range of different programs support their consistent success in school and outside of it."

Students who need a laptop will get one and, grocery store gift cards are provided to cover summer breakfast and lunch.

Bridges runs two summer programs. The one for elementary and middle school students will run for four weeks, starting next week

The summer program for high schools starts the week after and will run for five weeks.