The Rise program will be offered at Melrose, Harrison Square and Walton Summit. This program will serve students grade k-3.
The times for each location include:
Melrose, Mon & Wednesday, 9 am – 11 am
Harrison Square Tues & Thurs, 9 am – 11am
Melrose & Harrison Square: Fri 12pm -4pm
To sign your child up: Please complete the form at this link.
Due to staff shortages, Rise will only be available to Gainesville Housing Authority and Walton Summit residents at the following community centers: Harrison Square, Melrose, and Walton Summit.
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back here in spring 2023 for information about next year’s program!
2016 was a resounding success with more than 100 students! Take a look at some of the activities in these photos and video.
The goals of RISE Summer Program are:
- To eliminate summer learning loss in math and reading.
- To increase healthy living habits to fight childhood obesity.
- To improve academic performance.
- To reduce health risks associated with living in low-income communities.
To address these goals RISE Summer Program offers:
- Relevant Curriculum: RISE students receive Gainesville City Schools-aligned curriculum 4 full days each week, for 6 weeks, with the goal of reinforcing Common Core standards.
- “Fun Fridays”: Each week, all of our kids head out for a day of fun which includes recreational swim time and a fun & educational field trips such as swimming at Frances Meadows, bowling, Elachee Nature Center, skating, INK Children’s Museum, Truelove Dairy Farm, and a ride on Chattahoochee River Keeper’s Lake Lanier boat, The Chota Princess.
- Access to RISE: Any Gainesville-Hall County child is welcome to attend RISE, free-of-charge.
- Nutritious meals: A balanced breakfast, lunch and nutritious snacks are provided through a partnership with the USDA Summer Feeding Program, Gainesville City Schools and the Georgia Mountains Food Bank.
- Nutrition Education: Brenau Occupational Therapy graduate students offer a healthy eating programs.
- Health Assessments: Volunteers from Brenau’s Nursing Department conduct the physical screenings: BMI, sight and hearing. Information is relayed to parents & schools, when appropriate.
- Healthy activities: Each day the children have an hour of recess and activity time. On Fridays, they spend 2 hours swimming at Frances Meadows Swim Center.
- Family Engagement and Resources