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Summer Program

Bringing Together Academics & Enrichment Activities

ConnectiKids Summer Registration

Culture and Legacy Summer Registration 2023



Summer Program Benefits

The ConnectiKids Summer Program exposes children to information, people, places, and situations while combining an ambitious curriculum of academics in the morning with an afternoon of exciting and enjoyable enrichment classes. The academic component of the program utilizes an integrated curriculum based on the program theme.

These experiences help students grow socially, define their identity, and understand their personal strengths, interests, and goals while contributing to increased school performance.

This Summer's Theme

Summer 2023

ConnectiKids summer theme this year is Culture and Legacy! This unique focus promotes student engagement, learning, and achievement by centering their knowledge, cultural backgrounds, and everyday experiences, allowing students to explore and discover themselves. Students will engage with educational content in personally meaningful ways, build purpose, counter stereotypes, and develop their ability to connect across lines of difference. Students will reflect on their cultural lens, recognize, and govern their bias, draw on their cultural adventures, discuss real-world experiences, promote respect for their culture and others, collaborate with their families, friends, and the community, and share their knowledge at the end of the program.
During the morning portion, students participate in Book club. The book club will include culturally relevant paperbacks. The book club offers students a wide range of books with stimulating class discussions and activities. This summer’s book is Hello, Universe by Eric Entrada Kelly.
In the afternoon portion of the summer program, students will participate in activities that expose them to learning history, friendships, exploration, and much more. The four core afternoon classes offered will be, discovering and exploring identities- students will learn about family history and different cultures . Mind and soul along with Physical health and mental growth – are two classes where students will explore how to take care of their physical, emotional, and mental being. The nutrition class will talk about positive eating habit while highlighting food from the cultures of our studnets.


Summer Program Information

ABOUT CONNECTIKIDS SUMMER PROGRAM: ConnectiKids Summer program is offered free of cost to Hartford and surrounding town students in grades 2-8 on a first come first served basis, the maximum number of students served during our summer month will be 80-100 in person. ConnectiKids helps our schools reinforce and reward students for attending summer school to get the support they need to be on or as close to grade level for the upcoming school year. We also provide students access to a full day of in-person or virtual equitable hands-on programming to keep them engaged.

Our summer program is theme based, with a variety of opportunities, practices, and activities used to provide high-quality content. Though the summer program theme changes yearly, there are five core elements that we maintain to ensure students are receiving an all-inclusive summer program. Our five core focus areas are social and emotional development, academics, focusing on literacy and STEM, health and nutrition, outdoor and physical activities, and exploration of self and their community, thus making a connection to what they are learning. The five central fundamentals of the program address the whole child, ensuring that they are strengthening their abilities to develop positive self-concepts. We also offer leadership and character development. This year’s theme is “Culture and Legacy!