Practice Makes Perfect
Every summer, scholars who aren't engaged in learning lose as much as 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 months of what they learned the year before. Therefore, the following school year, teachers spend up to 6 weeks re-teaching old material that scholars have forgotten.
This “summer slide” disproportionately affects children living in low-income neighborhoods, and research has shown that ⅔ of the academic achievement gap can be attributed to unequal access to summer learning opportunities.
Practice Makes Perfect works to redefine the summer learning experience for all children. We are a full-service summer school operator that partners directly with schools to provide high-quality academic summer programming. Our evidence-based, near-peer mentorship model matches elementary and middle school scholars with older, high achieving mentors from the same communities. The classes are lead by Teaching Fellows who are placed under the guidance of an experienced teacher, or Teaching Coach, resulting in a full-day academic experience that is both focused and fun!