Elijah's 2015 Summer Enrichment
Organized by: Brandy Whitaker
As a single mom, I do my best to provide opportunities for my son to learn and grow. Now that Elijah is completing 7th grade, he has even more opportunities available but I don't have the funds on my own to give him the chance to participate. Elijah loves to learn and is very bright. Hastings College has a Youth Scholars summer program based on achieved grades and test scores. Elijah has received an invite to attend this summer. He would like to attend the Hastings program as well as an Econ Camp at UNL that was presented to us by the gifted coordinator at his middle school. I would love to send him as an incentive to continue to work hard in school and stay out of trouble. He is on an IEP plan due to his behavior stemming from ADHD. His incidents at school have decreased greatly and his ability to cope with tough situations has improved immensely. Elijah does well with structure and routine and it is important to provide opportunities to practice during the summer when school is out.