By 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield’s GEAR UP Summer Programs 2024 are set to provide rising 7th to 9th graders with enriching and educational experiences. Among the standout offerings this year are the Financial Literacy Camp and the Algebra Camp, designed to equip students with essential life skills and a solid academic foundation.

Mastering Money: Financial Literacy Camp

Dates: July 1st & 2nd
Instructor: Teana Sykes

This summer, Mansfield students have a unique opportunity to gain vital financial skills at the Financial Literacy Camp, guided by the esteemed Teana Sykes from Tea Talk. Over two immersive days, students will dive into the fundamentals of budgeting, credit management, and investment strategies. This hands-on camp aims to demystify financial concepts and empower students to make informed decisions about their money.

What to Expect:

  • Budgeting Basics: Students will learn how to create and manage a budget, understanding the importance of tracking income and expenses.
  • Credit Insights: An introduction to credit scores, credit reports, and how to maintain good credit.
  • Investment Education: Basic investment principles, including how to grow money over time.

Participants will engage in real-life activities that simulate financial choices, helping them to internalize the lessons and apply them to their own lives. This camp promises not only to educate but also to inspire a generation of financially savvy individuals.

Conquering Numbers: Algebra Camp

Dates: July 8th – 11th
Instructor: Kelly Parker

For students looking to strengthen their mathematical skills, the Algebra Camp offers an interactive and supportive environment. Led by the dedicated Kelly Parker, this camp focuses on making algebra approachable and enjoyable.

Highlights of the Camp:

  • Interactive Learning: Through fun and interactive sessions, students will enhance their understanding of algebraic concepts.
  • Skill Improvement: Emphasis on problem-solving skills, which are crucial for success in higher mathematics.
  • Preparation for Future: A focus on preparing students for upcoming school years and instilling confidence in their mathematical abilities.

By the end of the camp, students will have improved their algebra skills significantly, making them well-prepared for future academic challenges.

GEAR UP: Supporting Mansfield’s Youth

These camps are part of the broader GEAR UP initiative, which aims to prepare young students for academic success and beyond. With a dedicated team of instructors and carefully crafted programs, GEAR UP ensures that Mansfield’s students have access to top-quality educational experiences.

These camps are free for all Mansfield City School (MCS) students, with lunch provided daily. To register, parents and students can contact GEAR UP at 419-525-6369 ext.1082. Don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities to learn, grow, and prepare for a bright future!

Summary Key Points

  • Dates: Financial Literacy Camp (July 1st & 2nd), Algebra Camp (July 8th – 11th)
  • Instructors: Teana Sykes (Financial Literacy), Kelly Parker (Algebra)
  • Activities: Real-life financial simulations, interactive algebra lessons
  • Benefits: Building essential financial skills, improving algebra understanding
  • Free for MCS Students: Includes daily lunch and expert-led instruction

Image by Rilson S. Avelar from Pixabay

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