During the two hours prior to lunch, these children engage in activities that help keep their minds active. Statistics show that students lose a lot of information over the summer and have to relearn material when school resumes. Hopefully this program can reduce the amount of relearning needed so that the children are able to advance on to new material.
The First Lady greeted all of the children participating, and hopes that the program will grow throughout the summer. They were excited to read to her, show her their art work, and ask her questions about the Mansion's garden.
This program is only possible through the hard work of dedicated volunteers so we thank all adults that are spending their time mentoring.