Historic Roosevelt Summer Academy opens registration for another year of kids' summer classes

Volunteers will teach 15 free classes at the Roosevelt Center throughout the day, with the aim of enriching the summers of Elkhart’s underserved youth. Registration begins Saturday, June 14.

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 9:43 a.m.

The following story is a news release from LaCasa, Inc.

The award-winning Historic Roosevelt Summer Academy is back for its fifth and biggest year to date. Volunteer instructors will offer 15 classes throughout the day beginning June 16. The program will culminate in a graduation celebration on July 25. The free Summer Academy classes are designed to increase access to summer enrichment opportunities for underserved neighborhood families (donations are accepted to assist with materials, but not required).

Born out of community efforts to save the historic Roosevelt Elementary School from demolition, this program has served hundreds of children using countless hours of volunteer time over the course of five years.

The Summer Academy was honored with the Jericho Road Award by the People’s History of Elkhart for “working to restructure the edifice which produces injustice” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. 

Classes run five days a week and vary in times. Lunch is available for earlier classes.

Registration will be open Saturday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Class sizes are limited, first come, first served, and a parent or guardian must be present for registration.

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