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Summer Scholars Program

Guiding Institute for Developmental Education (GIDE) and community partners are offering a Summers Scholars Program. This virtual learning tutorial program’s primary focus is on literacy. GIDE is targeting 500 (first come-first served) Winston-Salem students, grades K-12.

The program begins July 1st, continues through July 31st, and will be conducted using virtual tools such as facetime, Zoom, Go to meeting, Microsoft Teams, and other face-to-face virtual sources. For students who do not have access to computers or smartphones, the learning will take place over the telephone.

The Summer Scholars Program team consists of GIDE staff, Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools teachers and assistants, community organizations, and 50 trained college interns.

Helping to Maintain and Grow Skills

In an effort to avoid “Summer Slide”, the loss of academic gains during the regular school year, our interns will contact participants twice weekly for 30-minute reading sessions. The reading material will be grade level and culturally sensitive. Black History will also be included. If requested (by the student, parent or guardian), our teachers will engage students with math and other areas of academic concern. As students participate in the reading sessions weekly, they will be rewarded with small gift cards to local stores and restaurants convenient to most neighborhoods.

Register Today!

Participation is on a first come, first served basis. Registrations are taking place now. If you would like your child to participate in the Summer Scholars Program, register online or contact your GIDE Community Coordinator.

Your $250 donation will provide a student with a year of scholastic enrichment activities as well as opportunities for additional growth and development.

As a thank you, sponsors will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the student they have “adopted” as well as receive a photo of the student.