Summer Reading Program
The Summer 2020 Summer Reading Program applications are now closed. Please check this site in Spring 2021 for more information on the Summer 2021 Summer Reading Program.
What is The Citadel's Summer Reading Program?
Forty years ago, Dr. Dan Ouzts founded The Citadel’s Summer Reading Program to reach Lowcountry students in kindergarten through 9th grade who are reading below grade level. Each summer, Literacy M.Ed candidates, all of whom are certified teachers, work one-on-one with enrolled students. After using a variety of assessment tools to identify each student’s strengths and needs, candidates develop and implement an individualized literacy intervention program. The goals of the program are two-fold: (1) to build foundational literacy skills, such as comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary; and (2) to develop life-long readers and learners.