July is typically a busy month at Chicago Lights, having young people with us all day for Summer Day classes, Career Development internships, and the Dance Academy’s summer intensive.
This July may look a little different this year, but we're just as busy, having shifted much of our programming online.
Chicago Lights--with help from supporters like you--remains connected to our students as we continue to respond to their most pressing needs.
A study from Northwest Evaluation Association
predicts that because of the pandemic, students will have made only 50–70% of the academic progress achieved in a typical school year, and “isolation will leave many students with social and emotional scars and lasting trauma."
Chicago Lights is here to help reduce the increased summer learning gap and provide a virtual, safe space for students to learn.
Summer Day kicked off this week for four weeks of engagement in math, reading, financial literacy, and Spanish, plus meditation and fine arts. What are siblings Sydney, Jaedon, and Autumn most looking forward to? Meeting friends, learning a new language, and building confidence.