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CityYouth Ministries adds summer literacy program

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

CityYouth Ministries is a non-profit that's continuing to provide new opportunities for children in Jonesboro.

Thanks to a grant, the group is adding a literacy program to help children continue learning this summer.

The literacy program will be held in addition to CYM's regular summer program.

Executive Director Denise Snider said summer programs like this help keep a child's mind sharp and ready to learn.

"There's something that school teachers and educators are aware of, it's a phrase called the summer slide," she said. "When a child is able to engage with literacy instruction, keep reading, keep spelling, they don't experience as great a slide."

Snider said she is thankful the non-profit can continue to offer more opportunities for kids with the help of grants.

The literacy program will begin on June 11 with the summer program beginning on July 9. 

"Our programming will include vacation Bible school opportunities, more Bible stories, crafts things like that," she said. 

Snider said the program will also include activities like yoga and tennis, things the group previously only offered during the school year.

She the organization is also already signing up children and planning for their program for the next school year.

However, despite the grants that provide learning opportunities and other fun activities for kids the non-profit is still in need of donations.

She says whether it be a monetary donations or things like snacks, or paper towels every donation helps keep the program going.

Anyone who would like to donate can check out CYM's website.

You can also mail donations to P.O. Box 627, Jonesboro, AR 72403.  

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