Rochester City School District
Media Advisory
June 14, 2021
Editor Contact:
Marisol Ramos-Lopez
585.455.2844 (m)
Hey Learning, We Have Some Unfinished Business
Free summer programming for Rochester students through partnership with RCSD, City of Rochester, and Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library System
Dr. Lesli Myers-Small, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Danielle Lyman-Torres, Commissioner of the Department of Recreation and Human Services for the City of Rochester

Patricia Uttaro, Director, Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library System

Summer Learning Opportunity Press Conference

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
11:00 a.m.

John James Audubon School No. 33
500 Webster Avenue
Rochester, NY 14609
DETAILS: The Rochester City School District, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library System are partnering to inform the community about summer learning opportunities and programming for 2021. This collaboration will highlight the need for students to tackle unfinished learning over the summer months.

Free program opportunities for Rochester students:

  • The RCSD offers targeted summer school programming at 20 different locations, for students in grades K-12. There are multiple opportunities for students to attend various programs throughout the City of Rochester and Monroe County. In the City of Rochester, these programs include summer camps, youth development, sports, and education enrichment programs. 

  • The RCSD is offering a summer experiential learning program through its My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Program. The MBK program was launched under President Barack Obama in 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and men and of color, helping to ensure all young people can reach their full potential. The MBK summer experiential learning program will include over 190 students enrolled in grades 7 – 8. From July 6 – 30, students will demonstrate problem solving and leadership skills, develop social emotional learning skills, and apply them to leadership opportunities. Other learning opportunities will include activism and civics in Rochester, art, coding, digital music, ESports, Finance, Podcasting, Sports Major, and Dance and Movement. 

  • The Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library System are hosting pop-up activities in partnership with the City’s Rec on the Move Bus, where the bus travels to different parts of the city with a mobile library housed inside the bus. 

  • Through a partnership with RIT, RCSD students are encouraged to enroll in free summer camps on the RIT campus that cover everything from a college readiness boot camp, a research foundations summer STEM experience, to digital storytelling.  

  • Summer Meals Partnership of Rochester. This group works year-round to ensure every child in the City of Rochester, 18 and under, has access to free, healthy meals all summer long.

For more information, including dates and locations, please visit

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