The Mix at Arbor Place News
The Lancaster City Track Club, part of the Lancaster PAL program at The Mix at Arbor Place, is hosting the 1st ever “The Right Track Run” on Tuesday, May 17th at 4pm. The event will raise funds to send a team of students from School District of Lancaster to California for the US Track and Field Junior Olympics. Last year 14 students attended with one being named an All-American in two categories. The race is between six schools from the district with the winning school receiving a trophy in honor of their accomplishment. more
The Mix at Arbor Place is partnering with The Common Wheel to present Pages on Pedals, an innovative reading program that delivers free brand new books to 200 children in Lancaster City over four weeks in the summer months. Volunteers will deliver books to children via bicycle and help to promote the importance of summer reading. Pages on Pedals is a program inspired by the Words on Wheels program at Tree House Books in Philadelphia. Each book will come with educational prompts to ensure that students are learning and reading the books they receive. Research shows that low-income communities seriously lack access to books. One study found that in low income neighborhoods there is one age appropriate books for every 300 children. Access to books is hugely important for academic performance. The number of books in the home is the only behavior measure that directly correlates to reading scores (McQuillan, 1998).
The Mix at Arbor Place (Arbor Place) is proud to announce four exciting programs for summer 2016. The first, “Culture Camp,” takes place from June 13th –July 8th and is for elementary and middle school students. The second camp, “Young Scientists,” is being held from July 11th –July 22nd and is exclusively for elementary school students. “Power Up!” the computer literacy camp for high school students, returns from July 25th-August 5th. Finally, the organization is offering a half day Vacation Bible School in collaboration with a local church from August 8th-August 12th. more