Many teens spend the summer sleeping in, eating whatever - whenever, and chatting up friends during the hot Eastern NC summer. However, a total of 85 Pitt County teens spent their summer waking up each weekday for 10 weeks, to catch a bus to the Student Success Academy program to prepare for the upcoming year.
In the Spring of 2016, United Way plans to staff a community-wide coalition to promote early literacy. One cornerstone of the effort will be to provide Imagination Library, which mails books to the homes of children from brith-five years of age.
Picture this, it's a hot summer day in very late June and Eastern NC is in the middle of a heatwave. By 10am, the temperature outside is 89°F with 100% humidity, yet 85 rising 6th graders are completely engaged in STEAM education. This group of summer campers is learning how to conduct a water quality analysis by looking for pollutant tolerant and intolerant benthic macroinvertebrates, often called indicator species. Cool right?