Partnership with UNG Helps Middle School Students Guard Against 'Summer Slide'

The second year of a summer educational enrichment program at the University of North Georgia’s Oconee campus in Watkinsville in partnership with the Clarke County School District helped dozens of Athens-Clarke County middle school students guard against the “summer slide.” 

Forty-eight students from CCSD enrolled in the second year of the Nighthawks Student Opportunities for Accelerated Readiness (SOAR) program at UNG, which targets economically disadvantaged and English-as-a-second-language youth who are prospective first-generation college students. SOAR was designed to bridge the education gap for rising sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students during a three-week, camp-like summer program in June and is intended for students who would benefit from participating in a summer enrichment and engagement program. It is provided at no cost to participants and was sponsored in part by Georgia Power. 

Read more about the program here.