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It has been shown that children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months. At the Learning Resource Center, we offer quality summer learning opportunities so that students won’t lose the skills he or she worked hard at in school and to help #KeepKidsLearning.
If your child isn’t part of one of our summer programs, or even if they are, check out these 10 tips for parents to help keep your child’s mind active while school is out provided by the National Summer Learning Association.

10 Summer Learning Tips for Parents

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1. Read. Read. Read.
2. Have fun with numbers.
3.Turn off the TV! Turn off the screens!
4. Make art!
5. Experiment! Do science!
6. Eat smart. Eat healthy.
7. Get outside.
8. Go to a museum — again and again.
9. Read a poem.
10. Go to sleep.
Which strategies are already part of your child’s summer, and which do you plan to implement?

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August has arrived, which means school will be back in session soon. August is also the opportune time to enroll your student in One-to-One Tutoring with LRC. Don’t wait until your child is failing to think about tutoring assistance. If you know of an area your child needs extra attention or if you just feel like your child could use a boost, we can help. Be proactive this year, and help your learner begin the school year on the path to success that will continue throughout the year.
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As an added incentive, we are offering an August Back-to-School special for those who have tutored with us before. Returning LRC students will receive their first hour of tutoring for FREE using the coupon below. Don’t wait because the offer is only good through the end of the month (August 31, 2015). Only one coupon per student is valid. Please feel free to share the offer with others who may be interested and to whom it may apply, as well.

LRC One-to-One Tutoring

LRC tutoring sessions offer flexibility when it comes to schedule or location. We allow you the freedom to work with your qualified instructor to decide these details. You may also request a specific tutor if you have one in mind. Tutoring services are available for elementary school, middle school, high school, and adult students in a wide variety of subjects including reading, language arts, math, foreign languages, spelling and phonics, science, social studies, test preparation, and more.
Our goal at LRC, is to ensure that our programs and services are designed for individualized instruction because we know that everyone learns differently. This customized approach allows each student the ability to reach their maximum potential.
For more on our tutoring services, please visit lrcpolk.com/1-to-1-tutoring.
Please do not wait to contact us. We are ready to help!

August Offer

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All children have potential. Not all children have opportunity.

Small and wiry, 5-year old Brandon raced from one room to another on his first morning of summer camp. It quickly became evident that this spirited young boy had difficulty following directions and sitting still to focus was almost impossible. He was unsure of his letters, sounds, shapes and numbers and this made it even more difficult to focus and participate in learning games. Early assessments showed that both his receptive vocabulary (words familiar and understood when heard) and his expressive vocabulary (words chosen to communicate) were below expectations for his age. Brandon was also hesitant to associate with the other campers and did not want to share.
Over the next few weeks, Brandon would have many challenges to overcome. The four learning centers gave him plenty of opportunities to practice new and previously learned skills. Camp Instructors worked with him individually to improve his recognition of shapes, improve his vocabulary skills and gave him the leadership responsibility of line leader with clear instructions of his duties.  Brandon took his task seriously and excelled. As Camp progressed, it was noted that Brandon was developing friendships, often actually sitting and sharing a book with another child while waiting for Parent pick-up. Brandon’s end-of-camp assessment showed that he had grown more than eight months in working vocabulary, a significant gain for a 5-year old.
And, the success has held for Brandon. Wearing a huge smile, his mom proudly shared a recent kindergarten report card which clearly indicated Brandon’s grade level achievement with all As and Bs.  School Readiness is a critical factor in a student’s success.  Children who start kindergarten with age-appropriate language skills, learn to read, pass their 3rd Grade Standardized Tests and are more likely to graduate high school.
Brandon attended LRC’s Camp READY!, a summer learning program for rising and repeating kindergartners.
This article can be found at UWCF.org where it was originally published. Photo credit: United Way of Central Florida
United Way of Central Florida and the Learning Resource Center work together in a valued partnership to produce lasting change through education and help all students maximize their learning potential.

Did you know that children lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months? Here at the Learning Resource Center, we offer quality summer learning opportunities so that your child won’t lose the skills he or she worked hard at in school and to help to #KeepKidsLearning. If your child can’t join us at one of our summer programs, or even if they can, check out these great learning ideas below to use at home and in the community provided by the National Summer Learning Association.

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Menelik Graham exemplifies the servant leadership qualities embodied in the legacy of the man for whom his scholarship is named.
Menelik is the Learning Resource Center’s 2015 Mike Grady Scholarship winner.  A junior at Auburndale High School, Menelik is currently ranked number one in his class with a 4.64 GPA, captains the AHS Soccer Team, and holds executive board positions in the Interact and National Honor Society campus organizations. Sarah Cook, College & Career Advisor, affirms that “Menelik demonstrates integrity, leadership, and academic excellence through his school work and the organizations that he has committed to making a difference.
The Mike Grady Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school student who, in an essay, expresses the need for financial aid in order to participate in LRC’s SAT or ACT Preparation Course, valued at $440. The judges for the scholarship were impressed with his clarity of goals and belief in the unlimited powered that the opportunity for learning can produce. The late Mike Grady was a champion for education and students in Polk County.  He had a strong commitment to LRC and helped provide academic assistance to many families in the community.
The Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc. helps students maximize their learning potential by providing personalized educational programs, consultative services for parents and programs to accommodate community needs.