Summer programs are being offered from July to August 2021. Children do not have to be identified with a learning disability to partake.

Online Tutoring

Children in grades 1 to 8 in Chatham-Kent will attend one hour sessions from Monday to Thursday. Sign up for a two-week session or more. Staff will tutor your child on a one-to-one basis on basic academic subjects such as reading, writing, spelling, and math, depending on your child’s needs. Parents will receive a report after the session is complete. Two-week tutoring is $80 for members, $112 for non-members. See below for information on membership.

Sessions available: July 5-15, July 19-29, August 9-19.

Register for tutoring using this form:

Tilly’s Tales

Listen to lively reading of children’s books with new themes each week, every Tuesday through July and August. All are welcome to watch over Facebook Live from 9:30am-10:00am. To have the chance to win Tilly’s book and to receive materials to complete the DIY activity along with her, register for all the sessions you’re interested in. Registration form will be available soon. Limited spaces available. Participation is FREE of charge.

My Secret Superpower

This past year took a toll on the self-esteem of many youth, particularly those who struggle with virtual schooling. This summer we are offering a small group, self-esteem program for youth in grades 6 to 10. The program will help youth identify their strengths and even see the positive side of what they currently view as their faults. Join us for a two-week session in July and feel the positive impacts long afterward.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required (SOAR) focuses on the skills required to do well in school. Topics include organization, study skills, self-advocacy, long-term assignment completion, and much more. Youth in grades 6 to 10 can join our staff in this small group for a two-week session in August.

Backyard Camp CK

Camp may be cancelled this summer but virtual camp activities, groups, fun events and workshops are being planned for youth by Learning Disabilities Association of Chatham-Kent, VON Kids’ Circle, Blenheim Youth Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters Chatham-Kent, ACCESS Open Minds, Chatham-Kent Children’s Services, Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent, and YMCA. Check out the events on the Facebook page:

SOAR, My Secret Superpower, and Backyard Camp CK are supported by Chatham-Kent Community Foundation and the South Kent Wind Community Fund. Tutoring is supported by the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs grant.