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Riverchase Elementary fifth graders prepare to embark on a canoeing trip.
Riverchase Presbyterian Church's summer enrichment and service learning program is now accepting rising first through eighth graders. Students will design and carry out a community service learning project in the Hoover area. They will apply high level critical thinking and problem-solving strategies while they reinforce important skills in core subject areas.
The twelve week program will be offered in either a morning group session or an afternoon group session and will run through August 18. Educator Sonia Crist said that the program is aimed to help students with learning challenges.
"We want to give children tools they can use throughout the school year," Crist said. "We want to focus on higher thinking as well as physical activities."
Riverchase Presbyterian Church is located at 600 Riverchase Parkway West in Hoover, one mile south of the Riverchase Galleria. Cost is $100 a week, payable at registration. Sessions are 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m.