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Summer Bridge

ACLAMO’S 2015 Summer Bridge Program really adds up

Staff + Volunteers + Presenters = Excitement

ACLAMO’s regular team of teachers is organizing and leading Summer Bridge, which runs from June 29 to August 6. A total of 121 students in grades kindergarten through ninth grade are participating. Classes are being held in Stewart Middle School, thanks to the support of Principal Martina Walls.

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(left to right) Rosario, Linda, Steve, Nadine, Marla and Esther

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In the photo, Micala Hotra-Schuert, a sophomore at Bryn Mawr College, helps Director Marla Benssy organize books.

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Volunteers have come from as far away as North Carolina, where a church sent a group of volunteers for a week of work, coordinated through Eastern University.

Short term employees and volunteers

30 workers from 8 colleges and high schools are a key part of Summer Bridge. They add their talents to the veteran teaching staff and also learn valuable lessons in education and community service. It is a “win-win” experience for everyone.

Special Program Presenters

Summer Bridge students are enjoying entertaining experiences in a variety of academic areas – many related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

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Oscar and Alvin concentrate on their engineering experiment.

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Dana tests the law of gravity.

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Sarah Zolynski, a Dow Chemical Ambassador, helps students with an experiment.

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(left) Dr. Bubbles (Dick Close) shows Brendan a new meaning for “blowing a bubble”.
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Dow chemist Javier Rosado shares his career path with a class of junior high students.