Earlier this month, planning for a county-wide community-based summer learning initiative was announced and student applications are now being accepted. The Unlimited Impact program is a cross collaborative tutoring program involving faith-based, non-profit, education, governmental, and business community leader partnerships. Through the program, community-based tutoring sites will be located in various areas of Wayne County to support K-8 students who experienced learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We recognize that there are more students who could benefit from the extra academic support than just those attending the school district’s summer school,” states Sherry Archibald, UWWC Executive Director. “With Unlimited Impact sites offering flexible scheduling for families, we are hopeful that families will take advantage of the one-on-one or small group tutoring opportunities on a schedule that works best for them.”
Unlimited Impact will operate Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, August 5 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Families can register at www.unitedwayne.org and/or contact the United Way at 919-735-3591 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. While there are still some additional sites being identified, the following sites will be accepting students:
- The First Church (Goldsboro community)
- The Bridge Church (Goldsboro/Eastern Wayne Community & Main Campus in Rosewood/Princeton communities)
- Rebuilding Broken Places (Goldsboro community)
- West Haven Apartments – Community Center (Goldsboro community)
- Lincoln Homes Community Center (Goldsboro community)
- W.A. Foster Recreation Center (Goldsboro community)
- Dudley Christian Church (Dudley/Brogden communities)
- Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church (Pikeville and Northern Wayne County communities)
- First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Mount Olive (Mount Olive community)
- Spring Creek Baptist Church (Seven Springs community)
- Eureka Christian Church (Grantham community)
With the exception of the first week, sites will be open Monday through Thursday with two available 2-hour blocks that families can choose from (10 AM – 12 PM & 12 PM – 2 PM). Essentially, participating students will receive a 90+ minute free and supercharged grade-level tutoring session that focuses on math and reading. Students will also receive lunch at no cost.
It is important to note that students participating in summer camps at all three Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County (Goldsboro, Fremont & Mount Olive), the Goldsboro Family Y, Rebuilding Broken Places and the W.A. Foster Recreation Center will also receive complementary tutoring supports as a part of those paid programs.