Happy July!

From our President:

Dear SC2C Community, 

Summer is in full swing, and Stamford Cradle to Career is excited to bring you the latest updates and initiatives aimed at empowering our youth and supporting our diverse community. For some fun to start the holiday weekend, don't miss the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Cummings Beach tonight at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs to the beach and enjoy the show.

Welcoming New Youth Leadership Interns:

It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of three new youth leadership interns to our team: Katelin Zhao, Simeon Sukinder, and Justin Benitez. We are confident that their unique perspectives and talents will contribute to the continued success of Stamford Cradle to Career. We also congratulate and thank our graduating seniors Cheray and Jeremy!

Mayor's Youth Services Summer Intern:

We are proud to have Josue Sandoval join our ranks as a summer intern from the Mayor's Youth Services. This collaboration highlights our commitment to involving youth voice in our work and providing valuable opportunities for young leaders like Josue.

Promoting Summer Reading:

In collaboration with the Ferguson Library, Stamford Public Schools, Family Centers, and various summer camps, we are excited to promote summer reading among our youth. Reading is not only enjoyable, but it also nurtures imagination, creativity, and critical thinking skills and reduces summer learning loss. Visit the Ferguson Library in person or online to sign up for the summer learning club and get a FREE gift, for a list of recommended books, and interactive events for all age groups. Don’t miss our events on July 11 at 4:30pm at Harry Bennett and July 18 at 6:30pm at the Main Library presented by the Outreach Team at Family Centers to share resources, strategies and activities for families to support their children’s learning and prevent learning loss over the summer.

Recognizing July as Mental Health Awareness Month for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color:

In our commitment to inclusivity and equity, we recognize July as Mental Health Awareness Month for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to increase awareness and how to recognize and address concerns. We acknowledge the unique challenges faced by BIPOC individuals and the importance of prioritizing mental health support within these communities.

As always, I extend my deepest gratitude to the Stamford Cradle to Career team, our partners, and our incredible community for their unwavering commitment to our shared mission. Together, we can empower our youth, nurture their potential, and create a brighter future for all.

Wishing you a joyful and enriching summer!

Edith Presley  

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

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SC2C News & Events

Support Literacy & Learning Workshop - July 11th & 18th

"Summer slide" is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. So let's talk about what we can do to prevent the summer slide in a workshop for both parents and children.

Join us

Bridge to College Workshops July & August

We are looking forward to having students join our Bridge to College workshops this year! We have many great presenters and topics to engage students. Getting the knowledge and skills needed to transition to the next phase of their education.


Summer Reading

List 2023

Summer is an ideal time to cultivate your student's interest in reading and improve their reading abilities.The following are some reading recommendations and/or assignments for SPS students this summer.

Summer Reading List

We are pleased to introduce our Youth Leadership Interns

Stamford Cradle to Career is proud to offer its internship program as an educational opportunity. By participating in it, students gain experience that will be helpful to them in the future.

Get to know them

Community Partner Spotlight:

Ferguson Library

Summer Learning Club: Find Your Voice

We encourage students to participate in the Ferguson Library’s Kids Summer Learning Club. Children from birth to 5th grade are welcome to join the Ferguson Library's Kids Summer Learning Club. It runs Saturday, June 10 through Thursday, August 31.Sign up here!

The Ferguson Library's Teen Summer Learning Club is for kids entering grades 6 through grade 12. It runs from Saturday, June 10 through Thursday, August 31. Sign up here!

Students participate by reading or completing missions. The online reading tracker allows students to earn fun prizes while keeping track of their reading. Log your activities and time spent reading online with ReadSquared, through the ReadSquared app, or with your paper tracking log. Students can earn fun prizes while keeping track of their reading with the online reading tracker. Paper logs can also be picked up at Ferguson Library branches.

Community News & Events

Camp LiveGirl 2023

Camp LiveGirl sets a course for girls to become confident, inclusive leaders in a fun, team-based environment. Their evidence-based BRAVE LEADERS ACADEMY provides impactful inclusive leadership development, while their team-based activities, fierce female role models & STEM designLab inspire!

For Partial Scholarship: Email a statement of financial need to Shamare@golivegirl.org

For Full Scholarship: Send proof that your child receives free or reduced lunch to Shamare@golivegirl.org

For more information, visit: GoLiveGirl

Fairgate Farm Day

July 8, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Celebrate and learn about the farm on this day of fun for the whole family. There will be live music, a food truck, farm market, games and activities for everyone.

Join us at:

129 Stillwater Ave,

Stamford, CT

Fairgate Farm’s mission is to increase access to locally

grown produce and to strengthen the community by celebrating healthy food through gardening, educational and harvest-related initiatives.

For more information, visit:

Fairgate Farm

Free Summer Meals

Kids and Teens 18 and Under

rThe CT Summer Meals Program is federally funded by the USDA and state-administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). The program provides free, nutritious meals to kids during summer break.

Summer Meals are offered at hundreds of sites around the state from June to late August, serving combinations of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Meals are free to any child age 18-and-under, no questions asked.

End Hunger CT!’s Meal Site Locator Map will help you

find information about meal sites near you:

End Hunger CT

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