Ryan Braun Kicks Off SHARP Literacy Summer Learning Gain Initiative With Rally at Neighborhood House Garden Park
Today Ryan Braun kicked off SHARP Literacy’s eight-week summer educational program, which will reach approximately 350 students at nine locations throughout the city of Milwaukee including: Neighborhood House, Journey House, Our Next Generation, COA-Riverwest, Milwaukee Christian Center, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, Neu-Life at Gwen T. Jackson, St. Joan Antida High School, and Milwaukee Summer Reading Project.
SHARP Literacy has partnered with Ryan Braun and Brewers Community Foundation to promote the Summer Learning Gain Initiative, a SHARP educational program that uses summer break to support academic success by helping urban school students catch up on previous learning loss and make strides toward exceeding academic expectations the following year.
At the kick-off, Braun addressed approximately 120 students from three of the above-mentioned community centers, learning centers and schools about the SHARP Literacy summer program, literacy, and the importance of reading throughout the summer. Kids then participated in a variety of baseball-themed activities, enjoyed ice cream from the Brewers Treat Truck, and met the Brewers Famous Racing Sausages.
SHARP Literacy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Milwaukee nonprofit educational program whose sole mission is to enhance future life success by energizing urban children, motivating them to identify themselves as confident, capable scholars and lifelong learners by inspiring engagement in reading, writing and research through hands-on interaction and visual arts. The primary goal of SHARP Literacy is to provide elementary school students with an imaginative learning experience that builds confidence, self-esteem, and a greater awareness of the world. In the coming year SHARP Literacy Inc. will impart foundational literacy skills to over 7,000 elementary school students in 28 of Milwaukee’s most at-risk schools.