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Kids and Culture Camp Graduates

Prepared to Take On the World By Monica Z. Utsey

In his book, the Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell wrote that high performing and low performing schools record the same or very similar levels of improvement over the course of a school year. Whether it’s a private school, charter school or public school – over the course of a year, test scores are better at the end of the year for most students. But many students of color lose ground over the summer if families are not able to provide engaging, enlightening summer experiences that include reading,

travel, and high yield educational options. For the past 6 years, Kids and Culture Camp has provided that and much more. Young people who started attending when they were 6, 7 or even 8 years old are now teenagers (and have aged out of the program) with a much richer perspective on the world. Ahmad Dove, a 14 year-old middle school student, says that his Kids and Culture Camp experience made him even more interested in the Model UN program. Students Continued on page 16

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Profile for DC Charter Schools

DC Charter Schools Magazine Spring/Summer 2016  

The core objective of DC Charter Schools Magazine is to provide its readers with a wealth of information about charter schools in Washington...

DC Charter Schools Magazine Spring/Summer 2016  

The core objective of DC Charter Schools Magazine is to provide its readers with a wealth of information about charter schools in Washington...

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