SEGL launches second semester of Books and Basketball community service program
“What do you do for fun?” It is a question many prospective students and parents ask when they see our challenging curriculum.There are many, many answers to that question: improv comedy, ballroom dancing, the Washington Nationals, the SEGLympics (stay tuned for the first edition!), the DC Roller Derby, visits to DC’s most famous neighborhoods, ultimate frisbee on the Mall. One of our favorite answers is our “Books and Basketball” community service program at Thomson Elementary, a Title I DC public elementary school.
Through a partnership with Modell’s Sporting Goods, we are able to provide basketballs (just the right size for tiny hands); Thomson provides books. Together, we are able to help the students improve critical reading skills and fine motor coordination. A special thank you to first grade teacher Katie Solli for helping to arrange such a meaningful endeavor.
We hope the pictures in this post convey the fun we have working with these kids.