Summer Institute for Public School Students
Over the last few years, a team of Baldwin educators has worked to affect change in our public educational system. We launched the “Instituto de Verano” (The Summer Institute) in 2014. We partner with a number of public elementary schools within the area, and invite students from these institutions to participate. Students who graduate from the Summer Institute are eligible to become candidates for the Baldwin Scholarship Program.
Every year, Baldwin teachers and students have the privilege of working in the Summer Institute. Each summer, public school elementary students join us in a four week program that strives to enhance math, science and English language skills. Students who finished third or fourth grade receive targeted support as well as varied enrichment activities in these content areas. These same students return to the program for 3 consecutive summers. Baldwin teachers engage the students in dynamic, well-planned, and constructivist based lessons that support students' preparedness for their middle school years. Our teachers are supported by student volunteers who assist in the classes and become mentors to the participants.
We believe that education is the great equalizer. We are hereby resolved to act, to work to make a difference, because all kids deserve a fighting chance.
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, please contact Advancement & Development Director, Gertude Pennock 787-720-2421 x250
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