Summer Learning Loss Prevention
Summer Scholars



Summer Scholars is a FREE research-based and research-proven six-week summer learning program offered to rising first and second graders at the Mid Valley and Dunmore School Districts! The program is a collaborative effort between the Mid Valley and Dunmore School Districts and the Greater Scranton YMCA. Summer Scholars’ goal is to get rising first and second graders on track to read at or above grade level by the start of their next school year.

Participants’ days consist of 2.5 hours of literacy in the morning followed by lunch and enrichment in the afternoon. Enrichment activities include field trips to local landmarks, as well as trips to the Greater Scranton YMCA for use of the pools. The program is instructed by certified teachers from the Mid Valley School District, as well as Greater Scranton YMCA staff

 This program is currently for Mid-Valley and Dunmore School District Students only. 


Program Benefits

·     Participants will have the opportunity to meet and in some cases exceed grade level expectations come the beginning of their next school year 

·   Program is instructed by certified teachers

·    Increased social engagement & academic opportunities

·      Breakfast, snack and lunch provided



To learn more about the Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program, please contact Janine Shaffer, Education Director, at jshaffer@greaterscrantonymca.org or at 570-346-5003.