RISE and Shine

An innovative summer program that provides students with intensive, individualized support to build foundational academic skills in literacy and math and includes fun social programming with peers.

Who

A student with significant and persistent learning needs who is not making adequate academic progress and would benefit from building social skills.

A student with suspected or diagnosed learning differences going into grades 3 through 7.

Where

This program is offered in person at our East Vancouver Learning Centre at 3292 East Broadway only.

When

Monday July 8th – Friday July 26th or
Tuesday August 6th – Friday August 23rd

The program runs Mon-Thur 9am – 3pm and Fri 9am – 12pm.

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Program Description

RISE and Shine provides students with

  1. Intensive, individualized support to build foundational academic skills in math and literacy and
  2. Social programming to build confidence with peers.

Mornings: Students receive intensive intervention in math and literacy from our highly qualified learning support staff and our amazing team of specialized, passionate instructors.

Afternoons: Students build their confidence with peers in fun social programming to support: social thinking, growth mindset, and fine motor skill development. Students may also go on local walking outings together.

See an example Activity Schedule from RISE and Shine 2023.

Parents or guardians can apply to RISE & Shine through our online application form below. After you have submitted your application, you will book an intake with an LDS team member to gather more information, answer your questions, and enroll you in the program.

Fees: We’re pleased to offer a generous sliding scale to fees based on household income. Please apply, contact us, or see the fee schedule below to learn more.

Our 2024 RISE and Shine program is now full.

Fees

What to Expect

Before the Program

After you have submitted your application, you will book an intake with an LDS team member to gather more information, answer your questions, and enroll you in the program.

Our team will review your existing educational documentation.

Our team will conduct informal tests to inform lesson planning and create an individualized, research-based program to address your child’s learning needs. Students new to LDS will meet with an instructor for additional assessments before the program starts.

During the Program

Your child will enroll in either our July or August cohort.

Our team will monitor progress in reading and math and conduct informal tests to assess progress.

After the Program

You will receive a report on your child’s progress at the end of this intensive program.

Our team may make additional recommendations for enrichment activities, including potential ongoing one-to-one remedial instruction online or at one of our Centres.

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Become a Donor

Thank you to Vancouver Foundation’s Systems Change funding, which has made this program possible and also greatly assists in making it accessible to households in financial need.

If you would like to contribute to our bursary fund, please consider making a monthly or one time donation.

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Thank you to our donors

Our donors play a vital role in sustaining our programming. We are so grateful for their continued support of children and youth in our community with learning differences.