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Camp Sharigan reading program registration ends Sept. 13

September 7, 2018

The Camp Sharigan Project is looking for children in first through third grade who need help with reading.

USC Aiken and St. John’s United Methodist Church work together through the project to help reduce reading failures in Aiken County. The year marks the 10th anniversary of the reading clinic in Aiken.

The program, which is free, will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday from Sept. 17 to May 9 at St. John’s at the northeast corner of Richland Avenue and Newberry Street.

Registration for the fall will close Sept. 13.

To register, email Collytte Cederstrom at collytte@usca.edu or call 803-242-2082 or email Dr. Elaine Clanton Harpine at clantonharpine@hotmail.com, visit groupcentered.com/reading-blog or call 361-867-8040.

The Camp Sharigan Project is a nonreligious program. St. John’s provides financial support and classroom space.

The program uses the latest research-based techniques to reinforce reading skills, including vowel clustering and group-centered, hands-on, intrinsic motivation and 12 different teaching techniques, according to a news release from the project.

“We believe that every child can learn to read, and we look forward to helping them. Some students improve faster than others, but everyone improves. Each child is unique an they learn in different ways,” according to the program’s brochure.

For more information, visit groupcentered.com.

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