Indianapolis Public Schools offers a variety of academic supports and other services that benefit our students and families when school is not in session. Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee was invited to return to our nation’s capital to share among other school leaders the important opportunities that the district provides.
Today, at the White House workshop on Summer Learning, he will hear about important student and family support initiatives that other districts are implementing and he will highlight some of the exciting programs that IPS offers students during and outside of regular school hours. Dr. Ferebee will discuss student-centered summer commitments including:
- partnerships with local non-profit organizations to provide summer employment and college and career readiness programming to IPS students; and
- service projects geared to help students develop their own schools and communities while completing college applications, resume development, and coursework for critical professional skills;
- and summer arts education opportunities for students at no-cost.
Dr. Ferebee will also share with national leaders the district’s efforts to ensure all students have access to healthy meals. IPS offers breakfast, lunch and a fresh fruit or vegetable to students during the school year, over school breaks, during inclement weather closings and throughout the summer months at no cost to families. Summer meals are provided at 17 locations (one-third of schools) across the City of Indianapolis throughout summer break.
IPS seeks to collaborate with local partners to leverage community supports that will benefit students over the summer by offering exciting and enriching experiences. There are “not many summer opportunities for middle grades students when they age out of traditional summer camps,” said Ferebee.
Wellness, academic activity, employment opportunities and college/career planning are important for our students during the school year as well as the summer.
IPS is Proud to be Public! Through our strategic partnerships, we will continue to expose our amazing students to even more meaningful experiences!
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