Children who love to read are reading over the summer. They are getting smarter and smarter. If your child doesn’t read he/she will be that much farther behind when school starts. Learn more about Benefits of Summer Reading.
When the school year ends, children in some families struggle to get enough healthy food and find safe places to spend their days. When the struggle is real, years of summer learning loss can leave vulnerable students well behind their peers by fifth grade. If your family needs extra assistance with healthy food and safe places over the summer, call Heart of West Michigan United Way at 2-1-1.
If your family would like to help other families maintain good nutrition for their children all year long, consider pitching in at Kids’ Food Basket.