The Genesis Summer Reading Academy strives to neutralize the toxic impact poverty has on the ability of local children to fulfill their academic potential. By prioritizing instruction that will allow academy children to meet and exceed key grade-level reading benchmarks, the academy uplifts its students through the tools of empowerment and hope in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment.
READING CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
The Genesis Summer Reading Academy incorporates the principles of the Read Well curriculum. This curriculum has been selected specifically for the academy by Professor Gina Biancarosa and Professor Beth Harn of the University of Oregon's College of Education. Academy students will be placed into an appropriate reading-level class for the summer. Each class will be taught be a licensed teacher who has also been trained by Read Well. Each teacher will be assisted by a teaching fellow from the College of Education and by Marist student volunteers, providing academy students with professional instruction and abundant opportunities for individual reading interaction.