Students Get Upper Hand with Saint Mark Youth Enrichment

Hundreds of area elementary school students are beginning this school year with a strong foundation thanks to summer learning success.

Saint Mark Youth Enrichment provided assistance to more than 100 students entering grades 1 thru 5 in Dubuque and Dyersville during its Summer Learning Program.

The program includes hands-on academic enrichment activities, and is made possible thanks to major funding support from many local business partners.

Based on pre and post-tests, almost 88-percent of students enrolled gained or maintained literacy skills thru the program, which helps students boost confidence when classes resume. And about two-thirds of parents reported seeing positive growth in their child’s attitude, listening skills, ability to get along with peers, and more.

For information on Saint Mark’s summer or academic year programs, visit


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