At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley, we used The Walking Classroom all fall and found that it significantly increased our students’ reading comprehension and improved their overall mental health. COVID-19 has been really hard on these kids. The virtual programming is tough on reluctant learners and sitting at a screen all day has caused many of them to lose their lively spirits!
The Walking Classroom allowed our program to simultaneously reinforce the reading and comprehension skills that we are so desperately trying to instill. At the same time, it provided our participants the chance to stretch their legs, get fresh air, and enjoy the sunshine before the winter months came. We will definitely be using The Walking Classroom once again in the spring when the cold weather subsides.
Teen Center Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley