HGF Collaborates with Educators to Create First Ever Summer School Program at Texas Children's Hospital
For the children on the BMTU of TCH, keeping up with schoolwork can be an immense challenge, if not impossible. This summer, His Grace Foundation worked together with certified teachers to start the Summer Bridge Program, which provides tutoring and educational support to patients who would otherwise not have been able to promote to the next grade level this fall. The patients were provided with one-on-one educational support both in their hospital rooms and in the state-of-the-art classroom and library environment at TCH.
This pilot program served 10 BMTU patients, preparing them to enter the school year successfully. The Summer Bridge Partners are Texas Children's Hospital, His Grace Foundation, Faust Foundation, Harris County Department of Education, City of Houston Public Library Digital, Community Services of Houston Independent School District, and Volunteer Services of Texas Children's Hospital. The program was made possible by the His Grace Foundation Holly A. Hardy Education and Scholarship Fund. Thank you to Donna Shanklin, Tracy Cook, Maria Martinez, Keith Hughes, Demetris Williams, Raegan Cook, Sandra Trevino, Leslie Paredes, Regina Burdett for your critical role in this exciting new venture.
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