Take a Minute to Experience SLAM
A Lack of Summer Learning Opportunities Fuels the Achievement Gap.
According to a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, “Summer learning loss is cumulative; over time, the difference between the summer learning rates of low-income and higher-income students contributes substantially to the Achievement Gap.”
Our Super Language and Math (SLAM) summer program gives scholars from all Ascension Catholic Academy Schools a boost academically. They are safe and well fed. They experience summer in a new way — making friends, visiting places such as the Minnesota History Museum, and doing service projects. And being reminded every day that they are beloved children of God.
You can support our scholars in summer and year round
SLAM costs $1,000 per scholar. That includes transportation, supplies and curriculum, and building costs. We ask families to pay $60, which is all that many can afford.
You can be a super hero for our scholars by ensuring they have a productive, meaningful summer they will remember and enjoy.
Please support the year-round learning of scholars at St. Peter Claver, St. John Paul II and Ascension Catholic Schools.