YMCA of Greater Erie

All kids have potential.

And, the YMCA of Greater Erie is working alongside educators at Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School, a Community School, to help students discover theirs through a new summer academic enrichment program called Power Scholars Academy™.

Power Scholars Academy™ is a pilot partnership between the Y, the national nonprofit BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) and Pfeiffer-Burleigh School.

Statistics show that a large number of children – especially from low-income environments – experience summer slide –  more commonly known as an achievement gap. Despite progressing at the same rates during the school year, gaps widen each summer and students fall behind their peers. The gap culminates in low high school graduation and college attainment rates, limited job prospects, and a negative economic impact for millions of youth as they enter adulthood.

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