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St. John's Summer Program for Youth (SPY)

History
In 1986 The Summer Program for Youth began as an outreach project of St. John’s Episcopal Church with twelve children, student counselors, and a program that largely consisted of recreation. SPY has grown into a high quality academic and social enrichment program, with professional teachers, serving up to 50 children for eight weeks each summer.


Today SPY is:
A program of academic and social enrichment for rising 2nd and 3rd graders from the Carlisle and South Middleton school districts who have been identified at risk by their school counselors.A non-profit 501(c)3 organization of the United Way of CarlisleAn outreach project of St. John’s Episcopal ChurchAdministered by a working board made up of representatives from St. John’s, First Presbyterian , and First Lutheran churches, current and retired school professionals and community membersStaffed by elementary teachers, upcoming or new college graduates in education, a professional kitchen manager, and several high school interns.


MissionStatement

The Summer Program for Youth (S.P.Y.) is an educational program in a day camp setting for children identified as at-risk by school professionals in the Carlisle and South Middleton School Districts.
Professional and vetted staff will focus on reading, math, wellness, positive character traits, and enhancement of self-esteem for rising 2nd and 3rd graders for 7 weeks in a structured, safe environment.