MEF's eNewsletter: Summer Edition
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It's Summer Learning Season!

Did you know that learning comes in all different forms, and it can even be fun during the summer? MEF's Brain Forest Programs combat the "summer slide" (a.k.a. the academic loss students experience over the long summer months without school). Between our Reading on Wheels mobile library program and the Brain Forest Summer Learning Academy, MEF will serve about 1,500 Montgomery children in the summer of 2016 with absolutely no cost to their families.

Why is this so important and how do we do it? Read below!

What we're reading: "Families that Can't Afford Summer" by The New York Times

This article details why access to free summer programs can help academic achievement in students who need it most while assisting their families as well.

Click here to read the article
More about Reading on Wheels
More about Summer Learning Academy

Mark your calendars!
The City of Montgomery will be holding a press conference about our program on Wednesday, July 13th at 9:00 am. You're invited to stop by Carver High School to see and hear more about what a difference a summer can make for our kids!

Summer Spotlight: MEF is #ROWReady and So Are The Children of Montgomery!
Reading on Wheels started on June 6, 2016 and the momentum hasn't stopped! ROW has since served over 1,000 children in the Montgomery area. Check out our Reading on Wheels spotlight post written by Director, Dillon Nettles.  Click here!
What We're Watching: Summer Learning Academy 5th Grade Drum Circle
Learning takes many different forms in the Brain Forest Summer Learning Academy--including drum circles! Check out this video to see our rising 5th graders working as a group to establish their own rhythm. What a difference a summer can make!

Would you like to support high quality summer programs in Montgomery?
Donate Now!
Special Thank You to our Community Partners:
The City of Montgomery and Montgomery Parks and Recreation
Montgomery County Commission
Montgomery Public Schools
Central Alabama Community Foundation
The Kiwanis Club of Montgomery Foundation
The Junior League of Montgomery
MT Selby Fund
BBVA Compass Bank
Till Family Charitable Fund
Loeb Family Fund
The Working Women’s Home Association
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Nu Chapter
Montgomery Area Food Bank
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