Participating community organization representatives and school support staff for the 21st Century programs that are running in the Doran, William S. Greene and Watson Elementary Schools, the Resiliancy Preparatory School and B.M.C. Durfee High School gathered on February 9, 2012 to exchange information about the various community resources that are linked to the program and to discover ways they could work together better. Coordinated by Beverly Pavao, the 21st Century summer program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Click here for a ten-minute video of the event. Click here for a teacher workshop and here for photos of a celebration of 21st Century summer programs held in 2009. For more information about the program, contact Beverly Pavao at 508-491-4822 or her cell number, 508-864-1883.


(Top row, left) Fall River YMCA executive director Frank Duffy chats with B.M.C. Durfee High School social science teacher Derek Farias as Title I Program director Siobhan Ryan, behind them, chats before the meeting begins. (Top row, center) Title I School-wide Planner Joanne Sullivan and Charlotte Doyle talk with Bristol Community College American History teacher Herb Tracy. (Top row, right) Bill Sampaio of the New England Futsal Academy chats with SES Program coordinator Maria Ferreira. (Middle row) Wrap-around zone coordinator Lisa Aguiar describes some of the progress she has made with the school's wellness program while 21st Century Program coordinator praises the work that she and other have done in connecting community resources. (Bottom row) Participants listen as Betty Nunes of the HealthFirst dental program and Mr. Tracy describe their work with children.

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