Every summer, low-income youth lose two to three months in reading and math skills while their higher-income peers make slight gains. These losses add up. By fifth grade, summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2 ½ to 3 years behind their peers.
To help combat summer learning loss, 28 volunteers from JP Morgan Chase visited the Chinatown Y's Summer Camp at PS 2 for Summer Reading Day this past Tuesday. The volunteers spent the afternoon reading, laughing, and playing with 108 smiling Campers, proving together that reading is FUN! At the end of the day, thanks to the generosity of JP Morgan Chase, each Camper received a copy of the book they read together. Of course the volunteers didn't leave empty-handed. Each one took home a handmade Thank You card from the Campers!
Please remember that every dollar you give to the Chinatown Y's Annual Campaign directly helps a child or family in need. Just $100 can safely introduce a child to a lifetime love of the water with a month of swim lessons.
With a gift of $500, a child can be safe, engaged, and connected when school is out through a month of Summer Day Camp at the Y. Every child deserves the chance to thrive, especially during the summer! You make the Y available to the children and families who need us most. Your commitment gives us the strength to better serve the neighborhood. Together, we can help all New Yorkers get the shot at success they deserve.
Strengthen your community by making a GIFT to the Y!