The Y is closing the academic achievement gap with programs that improve students’ educational readiness, engagement, and outcomes, while helping scholars grow emotionally and physically, too. Third-grade reading skills predict high school graduation.

In partnership with the River Forest School District 90, Power Scholars Academy TM  is a five-week summer program designed to not only tackle summer learning loss in math and reading while fostering physical and social-emotional growth. Scholars receive strong academic support from local certified teachers through evidence-based curriculum designed to boost math and literacy skills with activities focused on phonics, writing, and reading. Students are also able to participate in an array of enrichment activities where students will be able to enjoy physical activity, cooking classes, improv/acting classes, Percussion music, and dance!

Through the support of our schools, families, WCY members, community partners, and donors, students have participated in over 240 hours of math and literacy, gaining up to 3 number of months of learning. Your support allows Power Scholars Academy TM to be offered at no cost to families. Invest in our students today and help close the Achievement Gap by donating at

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