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.

This program is now full for Summer 2023.


A student with significant and persistent learning needs who is not making adequate academic progress.

A student with suspected or diagnosed learning differences going into grades 3 through 6.


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


Students enroll in our July or August cohort (July 4-21; August 8-25).

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, executive functioning and fine motor skill development. Students may also go on local walking outings together.

Parents or guardians can apply to RISE & Shine through our online application form below. After you have submitted your application, an LDS team member will contact you 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 or contact us to learn more.

This program is now full for Summer 2023.

Activity Schedule

What to Expect

Before the Program Begins

We will administer a formal assessment with your child using the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA3), which evaluates academic skills in reading, math, and written language, and identifies achievement gaps.

Our LDS team will review your existing educational documentation.

Our LDS team will create individualized, research-based programming to address your child’s learning needs.


During the Program

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

Our LDS team will monitor progress in reading and math weekly using aimswebPLUS, an online assessment and reporting tool, and use informal measures to monitor spelling and writing progress.

After the Program

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

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

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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.