Beating the Heat with Summer Success!

After months of mild temperatures, the past week has been pretty intolerable for me. Here in Southern California, temperatures were pushing 110 degrees. I committed to staying in the house for much of the time to prevent spontaneous melting.

_MG_7260After a few days of being mostly stuck inside, I have to admit, I got a little stir crazy. I started taking walks around my neighborhood first thing in the morning before it got too hot just to be able to get out for a little while.

With summer here, it’s safe to say the warm temperatures are here to stay. So it’s time to find fun outdoor activities to stay cool throughout the summer heat. One of my favorites is heading to the pool. It’s a fun way to stay cool and get some exercise, or just relax.

But many Leaven kids don’t know how to swim. With money tight, there just isn’t money or time left over for these hardworking kids to take swim lessons. That’s why a few years ago, our Rialto Site Director worked with local life guards and helped teach our Leaven kids how to swim. Now swimming is something these Leaven kids can enjoy for a lifetime.

If not for Summer Success, not only would Leaven kids not have opportunities like this, but many would be forced to stay inside all day. With parents busy at work, without The Leaven, they wouldn’t be able to go out and play.

Summer Success is a great chance for us to teach unique lessons that go beyond homework to enrich the lives of Leaven kids. From exploration in nature, to simple lessons in healthy cooking, we use the extra freedom of summer to take Leaven learning into new territory.

Summer Success is just one more way we’re helping kids and communities rise. Stay cool this summer and be sure to watch our Facebook for lots of updates on Summer Success!

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