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Posted June 10, 2016

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APS, city, community partners join forces for Launch to Learn

Program aims to engage youth in summer learning

Supt. Raquel Reedy joins Mayor Richard Berry for Launch to Learn announcement.

Albuquerque Public Schools Supt. Raquel Reedy joined Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Ed Rivera of United Way of Central New Mexico to announce the start of “Launch to Learn 2.0” at a press conference Wednesday at Eugene Field Elementary.

Now in its second year, Launch to Learn, guides students through activities designed to help participants explore Albuquerque and provides learning opportunities with its “Summer Learning Adventure Passport.”

“Last year some 20,000 passports were distributed through elementary schools and throughout the community,” Berry said. “The passports encourage students to visit the BioPark, museums, nature trails, libraries, community centers and Summerfest activities.”

Supt. Reedy noted that among the Launch to Learn activities at Albuquerque libraries and community centers this summer will be health and wellness fairs, sponsored by the APS Medicaid Office. The first one will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at the Central & Unser Library. There will be opportunities for students and their families to enroll in health insurance programs, including Medicaid if they qualify.

“We need to make sure that students and their families have access to insurance and are healthy when school begins in August,” Reedy said.

Eugene Field Principal Fred March said students at his school used the bus passes provided as part of Launch to Learn to access libraries and other educational resources last summer.

“We are looking forward to 2.0 being even bigger and better than last year,” March said.

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