by Jamie Lee Morales-Rios, City Year Providence AmeriCorps Member proudly serving as a Team Leader on the Carl G. Lauro Team

Last week, City Year Providence welcomed rising 6th grade students from across the city to be a part of Summer Leadership Academy (SLA). SLA is a weeklong initiative that provides students with activities to help them prepare for middle school and prevent summer learning loss.

Throughout the week, students participated in both STEM and ELA classes where they created their own superhero character, as well as their purpose, mission, and vision! Students also learned about extracting DNA and met wild animals through Roger Williams Zoo’s ZooMobile program.

Students also had the opportunity to choose from a variety of different enrichment programs that focused on science, crafts, music and, of course, City Year!

We asked rising 6th grader, Khamari, what he thought of this week, to which he responded:

“This was the best thing ever! I did slime, geo tags, elephant toothpaste with Ms. T, after a full day of creating my superhero and its castle with Ms. Jamie Lee and Mr. Jesse. Also, can I come back next year?”

Check out some photos from of our week below, which were all taken by Khamari!

Summer Leadership Academy was made possible through the generous support of Schneider Electric. Special thanks to the City of Providence, Providence Public Schools, National Grid, and Roger Williams Park Zoo.

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