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Saturday Literacy Enrichment Program

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
63 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 12, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Saturday Literacy Enrichment Program

The Saturday Literacy Enrichment Program (SLEP) is a sequential, cumulative, and multi-sensory reading intervention program servicing 35 children between the ages of 5-8 years old of Springhill Lake Elementary School. The goal of SLEP is to apply the instructional techniques used with students with specific learning disability (dyslexia) to a population of struggling readers so that these students can dramatically and quickly improve their reading, spelling, and handwriting skills. The pilot program is set to operate from September 2019 – May 2020, with 15 UMD literacy tutors working throughout the year with the children to ensure their academic progress. The funds we raise will help us provide PGCPS Background checks, medical clearance, literacy materials, and other expenses related to operating the program. We plan to send updates throughout the year to all donors detailing the progress of the children. Thank you in advance for your support towards SLEP. 




Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents.  Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.


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Trace and Copy booklets

A donation of $10 will help with the purchase of literacy materials needed to create Trace and Copy booklets which are necessary to help with motor skills. We need to provide 35 booklets for the participants in the program.


Software Program

A donation of $30 will help with the purchase of software programs needed to access, evaluate, and monitor the children's progress during the academic year.


Tutor Stipends

A donation of $50 will help provide a modest stipend to the literacy tutors for their commitment to the program.


Background & Medical Check

A donation of $100 will cover the cost of Fingerprinting and Child Protective Services (CPS) background check and medical clearance (tuberculosis shot) for a tutor. SLEP needs to complete the clearance of 15 UMD tutors.

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