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Power Academy Campers to Test Their Smarts in “Cranium Crunch” Competitions August 13th & 14th

Updated: Mar 19, 2020

(New York, N.Y.) – After exploring various areas of the arts in New York City this summer - as part of the Mission Society of New York City’s Summer Power Academy - schoolchildren in kindergarten to fifth grade will test what they’ve learned in a Jeopardy-style competition, Cranium Crunch, on August 13th at PS 33 and PS 85 and 14th at PS 175 and PS 192.

Hundreds of students from four Mission Society Power Academy programs will take part in an academic tournament, performance, and pep rally. As they test their smarts, sites will participate in a Jeopardy-style game focused on the lessons they learned about the arts, through visits to museums, participation in dance and music workshops, attendance at performances throughout the City and more.

Through this year’s Summer Power Academy Program, students participate in hands-on, project-based learning, which allows them to explore careers in the arts, develop artistic skills, and engage their higher order thinking skills. The theme-based curriculum provides participants with opportunities for students to participate in meaningful, relevant activities that expand their knowledge of the arts, literacy, and STEM.

About the Mission Society of New York City

Since 1812, the Mission Society of New York (Mission) has provided services and programming for over 6.5 million youth and families in New York City’s most underserved communities. Throughout the course of our history, Mission has worked to end intergenerational poverty by providing transformative educational opportunities for the city’s most vulnerable youth.

Mission administers interactive after school Out-of-School time (OST) learning, summer enrichment, as well as college and career development programs to nearly 4,000 of the most vulnerable students at 11 of our existing New York City public school sites. In addition, Mission actively engages parents and guardians, provides support for local schoolteachers, and prioritizes the professional development of our own staff – nearly 60% of whom are from the communities we serve.

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