Meet Myima, a rising 7th grade scholar in her second summer enrolled in a BellXcel-powered summer program.
How did you feel initially about being enrolled in the program?
Honestly, I was a little scared at first because I didn’t know if I was going to know anybody and if I was going to make any friends.
So did you end up making new friends?
Yes! I made new friends, and also saw some familiar faces. It was nice to see my classmates over the summer too.
How has the program helped you with your academics?
I get mostly As and Bs in school. I think the program has helped me maintain my skills. If I wasn’t here, I’d probably be behind in school. It’s sort of re-teaching you what you did in school, so you still know what to do when you go back to school.
Was there a part of the program that you enjoyed the most?
One of my favorite parts was a literacy project when we had to finish the ending of a play. We had to make up the ending, and act it out. I liked that you got to just make stuff up, and choose what happens with the characters. It’s a different way of learning compared to the school year. It’s more creative.