Elementary Program

Project Transformation Rio Texas (PT) is committed to supporting children in their love of reading and academic growth. Our Summer Camps and Virtual After-school Reading Buddies serve children grades K-5 in all three geographies.

Summer Registration will open March 19th.

Summer Camps

Project Transformation’s summer day camp programs for elementary students focus on enriching the mind, body, and spirit. We place a unique focus on improving literacy and social-emotional development. Project Transformation operates eight-week summer day camps serving children entering grades 1-6 in under-resourced neighborhoods. Each day, children read one-to-one with community volunteers and participate in activity-based literacy intervention. Children also participate in daily enrichment activities including recreational play and exercise, creative arts, and interaction with our young adults and community volunteers, who inspire and encourage youth daily. 

*Priority given to children who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Project Transformation (PT) Summer 2024 Day Camp Highlights

  • Monday-Thursday, 9a-3p, June 5th – July 27th 2024
  • $25 registration fee ($50 family maximum)
    Scholarships and payment plans available — finances will not prohibit a child from participating 
  • Daily breakfast and lunch provided 
  • Each child’s reading level is assessed through the Reading A-Z assessment system at the beginning and end of the summer 
  • Daily on-level reading with volunteers and daily literacy activities 
  • Daily play, art, recreation, and social-emotional learning 
  • College mentors and caring volunteers 
  • Books sent home throughout the summer to build at-home libraries 

    2024 Site Churches


    San Antonio Area


    Greater Austin Area


    Rio Grande Valley


    Emanuel UMC
    Grades entering 1st-6th
    3225 W. Poplar St.
    San Antonio, TX 78228


    FUMC Georgetown

    Grades entering 1st-6th

    410 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626


    St. Mark UMC

    Grades entering 1st-6th

    301 Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501


    Northern Hills Ministry Center
    Grades entering 1st-6th
    4306 Naco Pass,
    San Antonio, TX 78217

       

Destacados Campamento Diurno de Verano 2024 del Project Transformation (PT) 

  • Lunes – Jueves, 9am a 3pm, junio 5 – julio 27, 2024 
  • Inicio inscripciones en línea día 3 de mayo, costo de inscripción: $25 (máximo $50 por familia).
    • Becas y planes de pago disponibles – las finanzas no serán impedimento para la participación de los menores. 
  • Desayuno y almuerzo incluido 
  • El nivel de lectura de cada menor es evaluado al inicio y término del verano con el sistema de evaluación Reading A-Z. 
  • Lectura diaria con voluntarios de acuerdo al nivel y actividades diarias de alfabetización. 
  • Juegos, arte, recreación y aprendizaje social-emocional diariamente 
  • Tutores universitarios y cuidadores voluntarios   
  • Envío de libros durante el verano para crear bibliotecas en casa 

    Localización Iglesias 2024 


    Area de San Antonio 


    Area Metropolitana de Austin 


    Valle de Río Grande 


    Emanuel UMC 

    Entrantes de 1o a 6to grado 

    3225 W. Poplar St. San Antonio, TX 78228 


    FUMC Georgetown 

    Entrantes de 1o a 6to grado 

    410 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626 


    St. Mark UMC 

    Entrantes de 1o a 6to grado 

    301 Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX 7850


    Northern Hills Ministry Center 

    Entrantes de 1o a 6to grado 

    4306 Naco Pass, San Antonio, TX 78217 

       
Find More Summer Camp Info HERE.

Reading Allstars (Virtual) for Grades K-5

Project Transformation’s after-school Reading Buddies serves children grades K-5 in all three geographies.

Reading Allstars virtual sessions for K-5 take place on Zoom. Families choose one 30-minute session for their child to participate in weekly. Once registered, Project Transformation will send the Zoom information to each family, and the Zoom information will be the same for every session. During Reading Allstars virtual sessions volunteers listen to participants read, ask questions, and offer strategies for reading help. Volunteers and the PT staff work to help participants maintain or improve their reading level and love of literacy throughout the school year. The Reading Allstars virtual program runs from September 12, 2023, through December 14, 2023, and from January 9, 2024, through May 9, 2024.

​​Session Options (all times in CST):

Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:00pm
Tuesdays 5:00pm-5:30pm
Thursdays 4:30pm-5:00pm
Thursdays 5:00pm-5:30pm

To register your child for the Virtual Reading Program click HERE.

All Project Transformation volunteers are background checked and attend training before volunteering. Two PT staff members will be on every Zoom session to ensure the safety of the participants and toaidthe volunteers.

For information about volunteering with our elementary program, visit our volunteer page HERE.

If you have program questions, you can reach Meg Myers, Program Director at meg@ptriotexas.org.