This summer students from Achieve, Lazear, ASCEND and Cox participated in the Springboard summer program. This 5-week program focused on building family connections through home visits and weekly family workshops and accelerated reading growth through balanced literacy practices in small class sizes. Through the hard work of teachers, leaders, families and students towards a common goal, many students across all participating schools celebrated reaching or exceeding their reading targets. EFC expanded the program this summer based on positive results from last year. We look forward to reporting in the fall on the impact that Springboard has made in our efforts to eliminate the summer slide.