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San Diego Foundation Awards $12.3M to 90 Nonprofits for ‘Level Up SD’ Summer Learning

The San Diego Foundation awarded $ 12.3 million in grants to 90 local nonprofits offering summer enrichment programs San Diego Consolidated School District students, it was announced on Tuesday.

Grants are intended to support opportunities for academic and socio-emotional development through Level Up SD afternoon enrichment program, in collaboration with SDUSD.

“We are inspired by the renewed commitment of our nonprofit community to San Diego Unified students for free, fun and enriching summer programs for the second consecutive summer,” said Pamela Gray Payton of the San Diego Foundation. “Level Up SD provides opportunities to help thousands of students thrive for the next school year and live a summer of learning and joy.”

Afternoon Level Up SD is offered in addition to the San Diego Unified Morning Summer School Program and is open to all K-12 students enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year. The program includes free activities such as making robots or participating in performing arts such as dance, music or theater.

“San Diego Unified students will once again have free access to significant summer enrichment opportunities, because every child deserves a summer of learning and joy,” said Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, president of the San Diego Unified Board of Education. “All students will have the opportunity to build memories and experiences in some of San Diego’s iconic venues, including our museums, performing arts institutes, beaches and parks.”

Level Up SD was created last year by SDUSD and the San Diego Foundation, thanks to a $ 31 million commitment from the San Diego Unified Board of Education.

Registration for the Level Up SD continues until July 15. According to the district, nearly 10,000 students have enrolled for one of the 20,000 available program places to date.

A full list of available programs is available at sandiegounified.org.

The City News Service contributed to this article.

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