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Summer Learning Academy

Volunteers Needed

Last year the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO) met here at Bethel and they are returning for their Summer Learning Academy and looking for two students, grades 2-4, to serve as peer models. The program will be July 8 - August 8, Monday thru Thursday. The role models will be in the classroom from 10:00-11:00am each day. These students will sit in on the classroom experience along with eight students with Down Syndrome, and serve as a social model during the unstructured portion of the day.  This program is FREE to all peer models, and is a huge help in creating a classroom atmosphere encouraging social and cognitive growth and learning.  If you are interested in having your son or daughter participate as a role model, please contact DSACO Program Director Marge Barnheiser at 614-263-6020 or at