A tremendous thank you to our friends at KPMG in Denver for planning and hosting a fun-filled literacy fair for DPS summer camp students! Nearly 100 students participating in DPS’s Power Punch! summer camps gathered at Hallett Elementary Friday, June 28, and were treated to a morning of games and activities organized by volunteers from KPMG.
The theme of the event was the seven continents. Upon arrival each student received a passport. After visiting all seven continent stations and participating in the corresponding literacy game, the students were gifted two books each to encourage summer reading. The kids were all smiles as they took turns posing for photos with the Bulldog mascot, answered trivia questions about Australian animals and completed a North American word search puzzle.
The Literacy Fair was part of KPMG’s Family for Literacy program, which seeks to promote and improve literacy in KPMG local communities and reaffirm KPMG’s commitment and impact on youth and education. More than 50 KPMG employees and interns helped make the event possible.
The Literacy Fair also marked the last day of Power Punch! Literacy Camp, a three-week summer camp for DPS students run by the Office of Family and Community Engagement in collaboration with Mile High United Way. Power Punch! provided literacy instruction in the morning and fun activities and field trips in the afternoon for at-risk DPS students in third and fourth grade.
To learn how your business can volunteer or partner with a school, visit dpsfoundation.org/partner or email Nicole Capage-Brown.