On June 10, 2018, St Mark Youth Enrichment kicks off their Summer Heroes Academy. This year’s theme of HEROES ROCK! will test and challenge the creativity and skills of the almost 200 students in Dubuque and Dyersville.
Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Dubuque, Multicultural Family Center, Leisure Services, Dubuque Art Museum, Masonic Temple, James Kennedy Public Library, Northeast Iowa Council of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa, Iowa State Extension, and Dyersville Elementary, St Mark will provide educational opportunities that will combat the summer slide.
Last year, over the course of the program, 88% of St Mark students maintained or grew their literacy scores, combating the 1-3 month loss of reading capabilities. Students receive books weekly to grow their home libraries and continue their reading growth at home.