The Summer Institute program represents YAAACE’s continued commitment to actively engage children and youth by providing them with a rich educational and social experience. The mandate of the Summer Institute is twofold: to enhance the literacy and numeracy capacity of our students and to provide our students with rich expanded opportunities (science, technology, and the arts). The seven-week Summer Institute is integral in mitigating the gaps in academic achievement and providing access to meaningful social and academic opportunities.
The 2019 installment of the Summer Institute accommodated 475 students, Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 and employed 60 youth from the local community. During summer 2019, the research non-profit Road Home Research & Analysis and Humber College partnered with the Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (Y.A.A.A.C.E) to study how Supplement Education Program (SEPs) can better close student achievement gaps. Following a 7-week small group leveled learning intervention involving a sample size of 101 elementary and middle school students, the research documented a 13% improvement in their average literacy scores. In math, problem-solving and computational skills went up a grade level for 61% and 59% of the students, respectively.
Summer Institute – Archived
Watch https://youtu.be/VImkF6TPzts (Summer Institute 2017)
Watch https://youtu.be/xfTvgC3r84E (Summer Institute 2015)
Watch https://youtu.be/q9RpflYkCzA (Summer Institute 2013)
Watch https://youtu.be/BqzExGlOAcE (Summer Institute 2009)
Watch https://youtu.be/_eCAkJOD5hg (Summer Institute 2007)
July 5th, 2021 to August 20th, 2021 ((Anticipated Date – At this time, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic)