River Rouge Reads!

Spending the summer with good books is the best way to maintain reading skills and return to school ready to succeed. More importantly, it’s fun!

Hyacinth 3This year Rx for Reading gave a collection of 180 books to 30 fantastic kids in River Rouge.  The Hyacinth Court Summer program provides free day camp for children age 7 to 14 who live in River Rouge public housing. Campers and their families are provided with free breakfast and lunch each day, and campers participate in an array of enrichment and academic activities and take weekly field trips to educational sites in Metro Detroit.

Reading and writing is a key part of the Hyacinth Court summer program.  Each morning campers write in reflection journal and are encouraged to share their experiences in their communities and families.  They also read individually and in groups and discuss the books they have read and how central themes relate to their lives.
Hyacinth 4After reading and sharing books at camp this summer the kids will get to choose books they want to take home and keep. Thanks to the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency for including Rx for Reading in the summer fun!
Read more about the Youth and Family Services provided through Wayne Metro.

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