Headlines at Hopkins: news releases from across
university Headlines
News by Topic: news releases organized by
subject News by Topic
News by School: news releases organized by the 
university's 9 schools & divisions News by School
Events Open to the Public (campus-wide) Events Open
to the Public
Blue Jay Sports: Hopkins Athletic Center Blue Jay Sports
Search News Site Search the Site

Contacting the News Staff: directory of
press officers Contacting
News Staff
Receive News Via Email (listservs) Receive News
Via Email
RSS News Feeds RSS News Feeds
Resources for Journalists Resources for Journalists

Virtually Live@Hopkins: audio and video news Virtually
Hopkins in the News: news clips about Hopkins Hopkins in
the News

Faculty Experts: searchable resource organized by 
topic Faculty Experts
Faculty and Administrator Photos Faculty and
Faculty with Homepages Faculty with Homepages

JHUNIVERSE Homepage JHUniverse Homepage
Headlines at Hopkins
Media Advisory

Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

August 8, 2006
TO: Assignment editors, producers, reporters
FROM: Amy Lunday | 443-287-9960 | amylunday@jhu.edu
RE: Summer Learning celebration at the Ravens training camp
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 9:15 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Baltimore Ravens training camp at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.

Approximately 220 children enrolled in summer learning programs through Johns Hopkins University's Center for Summer Learning will take part in an end of summer celebration on Wednesday, hosted by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle. The students spent six weeks this summer at six sites — five elementary schools in Baltimore and a YMCA — honing their math and reading skills to combat "summer slide," the brain-drain phenomena brought on by a lazy summer break. Johns Hopkins research shows that, typically, students lose two months' worth of hard-won academic skills from the previous school year if they don't engage in high-quality, constructive learning activities.

"Summer learning strategies are as critical to our children as training camp drills are to the Ravens," said Ron Fairchild, executive director of the Center for Summer Learning. "Off-season preparation is the key to a successful school year, just as it is to a winning football season."

Rolle is a champion for summer learning programs, Fairchild said, adding that the Rolle Into Reading program has helped ensure that more children in Baltimore have access to academic enrichment during the summertime.

Fairchild will be on hand at the camp on Wednesday to speak to reporters. His cell phone number is 410-370-2132. The Center for Summer Learning is online at www.summerlearning.org. Directions to the training camp are available online at www.baltimoreravens.com/news/ trainingCamp.jsp#Parking.

Johns Hopkins University news releases can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/
   Information on automatic e-mail delivery of science and medical news releases is available at the same address.

arrow Go to Headlines@HopkinsHome Page