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Letter: Calling all valley teachers

We need your help! Summit 54 sponsors a nationally acclaimed summer-learning program called Summer Advantage USA in cooperation with the Roaring Fork School District. This free, five-week, academic and life-enrichment program is dramatically improving lives for 750 kindergarten through fourth-grade students in Basalt, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. But we need more excellent teachers and assistant teachers.

Many people in Aspen and Snowmass Village do not realize that more than half of the students in the school district receive Title One free or reduced luncehs. National statistics demonstrate that children from low-income households

forget more during the summer months than their middle-income peers. By fifth grade, the achievement gap between low-income and middle-income students can be as great as 2.5 years due to summer learning loss. We have the opportunity to address this problem in our valley with Summer Advantage. Please help us help our children who most need support.

To learn more about teaching and assistant teaching positions, visit http://www.summeradvantage.org. Visit the careers page and select location (Colorado) to review position descriptions and complete an online application. Program dates are June 22 to July 31. You also can contact the Summer Advantage recruitment team at hire@summeradvantage.org or call 866-924-7226, ext. 200, regarding employment questions or inquiries.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Terri Caine

Co-founder, Summit 54, sponsor of Summer Advantage