KOOL Summer Program

Kids Outgoing, Outdoing, and Learning (KOOL) Summer Program

KOOL is a summer academic enrichment program for children going into 1st through 5th grade that offers academic support in the areas of math and reading, cultural field trips, and constructive summer activities and crafts for students.

The program offers a learning environment that stimulates interest and participation from the students by allowing them to refresh and expand math, reading, and social skills in a classroom environment. The program typically runs from early July to mid-August and may be virtual depending on COVID-19 restrictions. A nonrefundable application fee is required to process the youth’s application. All KOOL Program activities are FREE for all participants.

Focusing on academic, cultural, and social enrichment, as well as community service and recreation, the KOOL Program provides participants with an educational and fun summer experience. Participants engage in reading and math activities on a daily basis, as well as advanced computer tutorials, arts and crafts, and experiential seminars provided by local agencies. On Fridays, KOOL participants attend (virtually or in person) field trips to various places throughout the Pittsburgh region including the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and the Carnegie Science Center.

*The Youth Programs team is working remotely. If you have any questions, please call, text, or email Mallory Clark, Youth Programs Manager, at 412-863-6699 or mclark@hscc-mvpc.org. Please leave a voicemail if necessary and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

KOOL Outcomes for 2020

  • In recent years, over 95% of students with sufficient data utilizing Study Island improved in math or reading.
  • 35 participants, making our enrollment higher than most of our peer county providers who provided in-person programming.
  • 100% (35/35) of students participated in cooking classes in partnership with Adagio Health’s Power Up program.
  • 100% (35/35) of students participated in COVID-19 specific social/emotional curriculum.