RISE-DC’s Summer Program Bigger and Better Than Ever

Many thanks to our old partners—Cesar Chavez, Chess Challenge in DC, Free Minds Book Club—as well as our new partner, YoKid, which provided an outstanding 35-hour yoga course for our summer MATHletes, pictured. The summer program also enabled seven WordSTARS to significantly increase their reading level and for nine rising juniors to take algebra II in order to ascend to Advanced Placement mathematics in senior year. The MATHletes pictured are rising sophomores who studied advanced topics like Markov Chains and how it relates to the incubation and spread of disease like the Ebola virus; linear programming; exponents, logs, and financial literacy; and combinatorics, or why not to play the lottery. In many ways this was our best year ever. Let me give my heartfelt thanks to all of you supporters for making our work possible. We could not do our work without your help.