Cleveland, OH

Heights Schools Foundation: Your donations at work

Paul Krasinic

CLEVELAND, OH — There is little to no doubt that having access to education from a young age makes a huge difference in children’s long-term academic success.

However, strong pre-kindergarten and other educational programs are often not readily available to every young student. Combined with poor access to resources for fighting summer learning loss, this inequity hurts students of color and those coming from lower-income families.

This year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hurt families across the country, even more students require educational support after over a year of unusual schooling.

Increased free community programming is a step in the right direction toward helping more young students learn and retain the knowledge and skills they will need to thrive in school. At the same time, it is not a complete solution to the systemic problems that underpin the academic performance gap.

Heights Schools Foundation has granted funding for the “Pop Up to Summer Fun for Ages 4-6!” program, organized by Family Connections in partnership with Heights Libraries. The program operates from June 22 to August 5 and highlights various free educational and fun events held at libraries throughout the district to prevent summer learning loss.

As part of the program, the will be a scavenger hunt on July 15, from 6-7 pm and a science demonstration on July 24 from 11 am-noon. Both will be held at Noble Library.

Interested families need to reserve their spot by calling (216) 921-2023 or through the Heights Libraries website ( Be sure to see the attached file for other events happening throughout the summer.

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