Summer Experiences in Greater Lowell
One summer can make a difference in a child's future. Since 2000, Summer Experiences in Greater Lowell (SEGL) has helped offset summer learning loss by exposing youth to arts, culture, and leadership and academic skills that last a lifetime. SEGL has also supported jobs for older youth, which provides crucial opportunities for youth to gain employment skills and explore careers, while preparing the next generation of Greater Lowell's workforce.
Research shows that while middle class students actually make gains over the summer, their low-income classmates lose an average of three or more months of achievement. Over time, the gap widens. In 2012, SEGL raised more than $100,000 to fund 12 Greater Lowell summer programs and touched the lives of more than 1,700 youth.
This year’s initiative committee is co-chaired by Joyce G. Leger, Sr. Human Resources Manager at Bard Electrophysiology, a division of C.R. Bard, Barbara Vlacich, VP, Presales Operations, Kronos, Inc., and Alison Kalman, SVP, Corporate Affairs, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank.