Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy

The Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy (VMSRA) is held every July, three weeks, four days each week, five hours each day, and focuses on English reading and writing skills, personal development in classroom discipline, independent work ethics, and self-confidence, preparing students for the coming school year.

What We Do

We tutor Vickery Meadow refugee students in basic English phonics, reading, writing, reading comprehension and vocabulary.

We provide two meals each day.

We offer social emotional enrichment, including exciting recreational, science, music and art education.

Why a Summer Academy?

To Learn

Students develop their English reading skills while improving their classroom discipline, independent work ethics, and self-confidence.

To Improve

Many students would not read/write or hear/speak English all summer.

To Socialize

Many would not eat well or even leave their apartments because parents work and are afraid to let their children play outside.

To Prepare

Students are better prepared and inspired to enter school in the Fall after 4 weeks of the Academy

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What 10 immigrant children taught this 61-year-old retiree

“This reading program has a seven-year history and is well-organized, well-attended and, most important, well-intentioned.”

Therese Tetzel

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It takes a village to help refugee kids learn to read

“We truly have created a village to support our students,” Kelly said. “It’s a beautiful thing when we’re able to see the kids grow.”

McShan Principal Kelly

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Miracle at McShan”

“If there’s a bar that’s set, our goal is to meet that bar. If we do what’s best for the kids, the data will fall in line.”

McShan Principal Kelly

Become a Youth Leader

The Vickery Meadow Summer Academy teaches elementary aged children reading and writing with lots of fun included.  Our Youth Leaders are a vital element in making the Summer Academy spirited and successful. Our Youth Leaders have many tasks, including being role models of excellence for the younger students. Youth Leaders play responsible roles and are just as essential as adult Tutors.