Youth Development


Quality Afterschool and Summer Camp Programs 

We are FOR access to summer enrichment and education activities, programs that help combat the “learning loss” that many youth – especially low-income and minority youth – experience during the summer months when school is out and learning, for many, takes a vacation.  We promote and advocate for programs that will enable us to close the achievement gap and create a rich learning environment for all children.

The South Carolina Department of Education is responsible for implementing the components of the Read to Succeed Act.  Part of this legislation is the funding of summer reading camps which are partnerships between local school districts and local community organizations, such as the Y.  Please click here to read more about this partnership.

Please click here to download an infographic on the issue of summer learning loss and the success of the Ys achievement gap programs.