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Our program Enhances Learning and Creates Opportunities

Created by Kirkwood residents over 45 years ago. SPROG has provided Kirkwood’s youth with a robust summer program that has enhanced reading and math skills, offered educational field trips including swimming fun and created employment opportunities for teenagers.

Partnering with Horizons

SPROG looks forward to implementing Horizons’ proven model to help students achieve consistent summer gains in reading and math of approximately 8-12 weeks, as compared to the typical 8-12 week loss experienced by most children from low-income households. Like SPROG, Horizons is funded entirely by private philanthropy and relies on the support of partnership throughout the community. Partnering with Horizons allows SPROG to serve more Kirkwood students, while creating a stronger base of support in and around the St. Louis area. It will enable the program to continue providing educational opportunities for years to come. Every student learns to swim, engages in new curriculum and becomes part of a robust and stable learning community.

Horizons Inspires, Builds and Transforms with these guidelines:

  • Build and strengthen partnerships with public school districts
  • Expand a host school’s visibility and role in the community
  • Motivate host school alumni, donors, and parents
  • Provide educators, from host schools and public schools, the opportunity to work together
  • Offer teachers creative freedom to build and customize their class curriculum
  • Offer host school students opportunities to serve and learn
  • Positively impact public schools where Horizons students are enrolled

Help sponsor a local student's summer

By joining, you’ll cover 100% of the cost of SPROG for a local student –your Bear Buddy – who otherwise might not be able to participate this summer.

It’s is a six-week, full-day summer learning program of academics and enrichment activities aimed at helping your Bear Buddy have fun and avoid summer learning loss. Powered by excellent Horizons National curriculum, SPROG will help your Bear Buddy improve in reading and math, learn to swim, and gain the skills to start the new school year with confidence. We’re asking for a $2,000 donation to cover the cost for your Bear Buddy for the summer.

Sprog will match you with your Bear Buddy, who will receive a teddy bear gift with your special “Take Care of This Bear” message.

COLLABORATIONS

SPROG merges our local operation with our national organization and collaborates with our local school district. All have similar missions.

SPROG: Academic programming to help close opportunity and achievement gap

Horizons National: High-quality learning experience that supports academic achievement and healthy youth development

Kirkwood School District: Equity for All - All students will achieve at high levels

 

our mission

  • Building bigger futures for youth through transformative summer experiences.
  • We build bigger futures through:
  • ​​Academic programming that helps close the achievement gap
  • Cultural experiences that broaden horizons
  • Fitness and nutrition that build healthy bodies​
  • Life skills classes that teach finances, teamwork, and communication
  • Service projects that build leadership and productive citizens
  • Engaging with schools to create a year-round continuum of service
  • Equipping parents to contribute to their child’s success
  • Job skills opportunities that launch great career trajectories

Our Upcoming Events & Activities

15

May

Please register now  to be included in the 2019 Summer

6 weeks of program

Event Info

It’s is a six-week, full-day summer learning program of academics and enrichment activities aimed at helping your Bear Buddy have fun and avoid summer learning loss. Powered by excellent Horizons National curriculum, SPROG will help your Bear Buddy improve in reading and math, learn to swim, and gain the skills to start the new school year with confidence. We’re asking for a $2,000 donation to cover the cost for your Bear Buddy for the summer.

10

June

 

June 10-July 19, 2019

No programs July 4th

 

Summer Program

 

  • Six-weeks: June 10 – July 19
  • Academics to eliminate the “summer slide”
    • 5:1 Student/Teacher Ratio
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    • Reading Specialist guiding literacy learning
    • Certified Teachers with creative, hands-on learning
    • Assistant Teachers
    • Interns/Volunteers
  • Culture and Social Enrichment to broaden horizons
  • Field Excursions to experience the world
  • Swim Lessons to build life skills and confidence

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

 

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Get In Touch

SPROG Inc.
P.O. Box 220274
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Phone: (314) 821-3477

Email: sprog.inquiries@gmail.com