Enrollment Is Open For Southeast Summer Learning Labs


CAST (Creating Avenues for Student Transformation) is offering three sites for summer learning labs for June and July. The goal of CAST is to increase potential in youth through tutoring and mentoring.

Classes will be offered at East Washington Elementary June 3-July 3 (, Bradie Shrum Elementary June 3-July and Campbellsburg Community Building June 10-July 12.  There will be no programming at any location on June 19.

The labs will run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and are offered through the “Summer of Success in Washington County” program.  Adults are asked to register children at a site where they are currently enrolled in school.

To participate in the learning labs, a student must:
Be entering 1st-5th grade
Be able to commit to all sessions
Provide own transportation
Be able to work in a small group
Want to learn, grow and have fun

Each day will include literacy, mathematics and additional Orton-Gillingham phonics lessons taught by reading specialists and certified teachers. Students are urged to attend all 22 sessions of the Summer Learning Lab for best results.  However, students can miss up to three sessions and still be eligible to attend the Southwest Summer Learning Labs. Excused absences in case of illness or injury are permitted.

There will be attendance incentives and prizes for all participants.

Daily Schedule:
9-10:30 a.m.—Literacy
10:30-10:45 a.m.—Break
10:45 a.m.-12 noon—Math
12 noon-12:30 p.m.—Lunch
12:30- 1 p.m.—Recess
1-1:45 p.m. Enrichment Activities
1:45-2 p.m.—Pick-up


The Southeast Summer Learning Labs are provided through the "Expanding What Works" grant from the Indiana Department of Education. The grant is an opportunity to increase access to high-quality academic and enrichment programming during Summer 2024 for Hoosier Students.

To register, please visit:  https://www.castwashco.org/summerlearninglabs

CAST provides structured, multi-sensory, explicit tutoring based upon the science of reading. They have been able to provide this service free of charge for students for the last year due to a grant partnership. As that money goes away, CAST wants to make sure they are able to still serve the 140+ local students who need help.  It costs CAST approximately $75 per hour for tutoring services.  

The public may support the organization through donations. Monthly donations may be set up at Vemo@CASTWashCo

Cash or checks may be sent to:
1707 N. Shelby St., Suite 107
Salem, IN 47167



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