Summer Programming

During the summer, Project Rise offers educational and cultural field trips and specialized Arts & Literacy programming at the shelters. This programming combats summer
learning loss and allows participants to grow and learn outside of the shelters. The Project Rise Summer Art & Literacy Program provided children and youth who are experiencing homelessness opportunities to explore various art media that integrated literacy components. The Five Dimensions Framework is the comprehensive model used to guide instruction throughout the program. The Project Rise staff use strategies that help student development by considering the five critical aspects of learning.  The five dimensions are confidence and independence, knowledge and understanding, skills and strategies, use of prior and emerging experience, and critical reflection. Education is known to be the key in breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.  
During the summer field trip program, we purposefully take the families to the most beautiful places within an hour drive from Akron. At these scenic locations, participants can enjoy time in nature and begin to neutralize some of their negative experiences and trauma. This allows them to heal, learn and bond together in a safe, nurturing environment.

Project RISE,
Mar 14, 2016, 11:38 AM