Each year thousands of children are plagued by learning loss… at the close of Public Schools for the summer. With few activities, most of them experience a summer that will create an education barrier when they return to the classroom for the fall. The Y BELL Power Scholars Academy at YMCA of Metropolitan Washington offers a program that seeks to solve the achievement gap problem of our youth by providing vigorous academics and STEM activities five days a week for 6-8 weeks each summer. The Power Scholars Academy needs your help to support our children during the summer of 2017. Your Gift Provides Opportunities Like… -12 certified teachers and assistants that deliver transforming educational experiences. – Field trips to various University of Maryland to promote a college going culture. – Distribution of paper, pencils, and other supplies needed to prevent summer learning loss for over 120 scholars per site.