Concordia-Chicago Center for Literacy Offering Summer Reading Club

The Concordia–Chicago Center for Literacy is once again offering a summer reading session of their Reading Club, which will begin on June 15.

Reading Club is targeted at children ages 7-17 and provides them with individual reading support and hands-on learning activities to develop their capabilities as young readers and writers.

Reading Club was founded in 2013 and since then, dozens of children from Chicago and the nearby suburbs have attended to improve their school performance, which can be attributed to the program’s structure, personalized instruction, and assessment.

The class is a three-season program. The summer program, beginning June 15, meets for nine-weekday sessions. The program offers two sessions at different times to combat any scheduling difficulties: morning (10-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (12:30-2 p.m.). In addition, Reading Club meets once a week during the school year. The cost is $195 per child. Financial assistance is available.

“When students feel they’re making progress in reading and writing, they enjoy it more,” said Dr. Veronica Richard, co-director of the Center for Literacy at Concordia University Chicago. “Because we tailor these experiences to each child, many of our students have participated in Reading Club for several years. These students and their families find that ongoing participation has a powerful, long-term impact on reading and writing confidence, motivation and skill development. Small successes lead to bigger ones.”

Reading Club is held on the campus of Concordia University Chicago, which is located at 7400 Augusta Street in River Forest, IL. For information or to register, contact Dr. Veronica Richard at Veronica.Richard@CUChicago.edu or 708-209-3550.

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