Kids who spend time in the pages of a book over the summer will likely be rewarded with a successful start to the school year. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming members received an additional reward in the form of an end of the summer party hosted by McDonald’s.
Glenrock readers celebrated their summer reading milestone at Casper’s east side McDonalds, while Buffalo readers celebrated at their local McDonald’s restaurant.
The summer reading program, sponsored in part by Casper area McDonald’s, has seen a marked increase in participation. Members at all Club sites were encouraged to read at least 20 minutes a day and received incentives each time they reached a two-hour milestone. At the end of July, the number of prizes distributed were nearly double the total number of prizes handed out all summer the year prior with 702 members having read 137,400 minutes.
According to the Wyoming Department of Education, “when students read during the summer, even as few as 4 to 5 books, they tend not to experience summer slide.” Summer vacation can break the routine of regular instruction which can lead children to forget and require catch up and review once school starts again.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming operates summer programming at four sites in Natrona County and one each in Glenrock, Buffalo, and Kaycee.