Each year hundreds of young children disconnect in the summer, making it much harder in the fall to succeed academically. To keep students learning, Wayne-Westland Community Schools loaded up schoolbuses to bring BUSting with Learning to neighborhoods. This initiative, in the second year, provided free literacy resources to kindergarten through third-grade students in the community.
“Literacy is the catalyst for all learning. This important initiative helps reinforce literacy in the next generation and bridge early literacy gaps,”said Wayne-Westland Community Schools Superintendent John Dignan. Throughout the summer, district staff and school buses visited elementary schools in the neighborhoods. Students and families picked up books, school supplies and materials while having a little fun with games and activities. Buses also cruised through the community, distributing books to children.