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Summer School Can Be Cool: Yoga, Gardening, and Learning with Baltimore’s Mission Thrive

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Thrive participants learning the parts of a flower. Photo courtesy Summer of Real Food.
Thrive participants learning the parts of a flower. Photo courtesy Summer of Real Food.

Summer school is important — it keeps kids out of trouble, improves grades, and has generally proven to help struggling students do better in school. But it’s also really boring and kind of feels like a punishment. Which is why a new pilot program for ninth and tenth graders, in which students learn gardening, practice yoga, and develop communication skills, sounds so exciting.

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