Roosevelt School District offers new summer school opportunity for students

The Roosevelt School District's new Mentoring in Medicine program is for all students and is free.

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2021, 7:29 PM

Updated 1,004 days ago

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Summer school was traditionally for kids who had fallen behind and needed extra help, but a program in Roosevelt is changing things up by offering a chance to reinforce skills.
The COVID-19 pandemic left many kids in need of additional assistance either academically, socially or emotionally.
The Roosevelt School District's new Mentoring in Medicine program is for all students and is free. There's a focus on health science, which means math and science are combined with literacy and movement.
"It's not simply summer school. We have an interdisciplinary approach that's very hands-on," says Andrew Morrison, co-founder of Mentoring in Medicine. "It's project driven. We use different ways for students to come up with the scientific questions and they become data scientists."
Wayne Graham, of Roosevelt, says he is happy for the program because his kid missed his classmates and needed that interaction again.
There are currently 200 students enrolled, but the program can accommodate up to 500 kids.


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