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Letter: Calling all Valley teachers

Terri Caine
Co-founder, Summit 54, sponsor of Summer Advantage RFV

We need your help. Summit 54 sponsors a nationally acclaimed summer learning program called Summer Advantage USA in cooperation with the Roaring Fork School District. This free, five-week, academic and life enrichment program is dramatically improving lives for 750 K-4th grade students in Basalt, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. But we need more excellent teachers and assistant teachers.

Many people do not realize that more than half of the students in the RFSD receive Title I free or reduced lunch. National statistics demonstrate that children from low-income households forget more during the summer months than their middle-income peers. By fifth grade, the “achievement gap” between low-income and middle-income students can be as great as 2.5 years due to summer learning loss. We have the opportunity to address this problem in our valley with Summer Advantage. Please help us help our children who most need support.

To learn more about teaching and assistant teaching positions, visit summeradvantage.org. Visit the careers page and select location (Colorado) to review position descriptions and complete an online application. Program dates are June 22-July 31. You can also contact the Summer Advantage Recruitment Team at hire@summeradvantage.org or call 866-924-7226, ext. 200 regarding employment questions or inquiries.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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