Supporting Summer Programs in the Bay Area

Apr 11, 2016



Students need opportunities to learn and practice math, reading and other skills, especially in the summer when school is out. Without access to summer learning programs, children from low-income families can fall further behind their peers.

To help address this need, through Startup:Education , we are announcing our support for a number of programs providing high-quality summer learning for underserved students in students in East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, Redwood City and San Francisco.

This summer, we will support the Summer Learning Program, a partnership of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and Galileo Camps. Together, they will provide 1,200 students with Galileo’s signature engineering, science and visual arts projects that empower students to see themselves as innovators and changemakers. We will also be supporting Aim High, a free academic summer program for middle school students, and the The Official José Valdés Math Institute, which provides low-income middle school students the equivalent of one full year of math instruction through an intensive summer program at Stanford University.

We’re excited at the potential to inspire curiosity, rigor and a love of learning in students from our local community throughout the coming summer.