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Summer Sling is a program that helps students develop a plan for after high school while building leadership skills among their peers. This year's Summer Sling will be held at the Duval Early Learning Academy, 2106 NE 8th avenue, Gainesville Fl.


Summer Sling will run six-weeks this year. Our program helps students develop a plan for after high school while building leadership skills among their peers. We accept youth in grades 7th through 12th grade. Or program focuses on Career and Exploration and Civic Engagement, enhancing each youth’s opportunity to gain knowledge that can prepare them for a career and lifestyle for success.  Participants will visit several colleges, universities, alternative programs and get to go to job sites to get a first-hand view to 90 to 125 different career opportunities to choose from. These careers can be achieved right out of high School, with on-the-job training, vocational training or through a formal education attend a college or university. The youth also learn about Civic Engagement and have conversations with elected officials on civic duties and careers in politics.


There are also lessons and activities throughout the program that help youth to understand and embrace the skills necessary to lead a successful life. The Summer Sling Staff value independence leadership, encouraging the youth to develop qualities such as positivity, creativity, accountability, mindfulness, and to demonstrate these traits among their peers. As a group we cover important communication lessons, such as conflict resolution and teamwork; decision making skills that revolve around career options; and more!

Our goal is for the children to experience personal growth and feel confident in their abilities to become successful adults. 

Our Youth (during 2020 Summer) did a special project, making a Rap from our list of "Words to Succeed" we use during Summer Sling each year. The youth wrote & produced the lyrics and Beat Vandal Productions made an original track for them to record over, In-kind!! We were going to the Studio to record as well, but because of the pandemic we were not able to. We only made a practice video. (everyone in this video used COV19 precautions)

Sponsors "2022"

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Review Our Some of our 2021 Summer Sling Pics 

Week 1 June 28 – July 3 - Learning about Marketing & Media/Journalism Careers

UF  school of Journalism

They explored carees in Radio, Media, Television, Social Media and the maney choices of  jobs connected with them  


Cone Park Library

They explored carees in at the Library and had a chnce to actually do some of the work.


 Angie Rentz came and taught our youth to design flyers using Canva.

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Cooking with Chef Carl Watson "Underground Kitchen &

Working Foods

Who discussed careers in Culunary Arts and directed them on how to prepared this awsome lunch.

Week 2  July 5 - July 9 - Architecture & Engineering  and  Vocational Training Opportunities, Including Political

Mark Humbert came and presented a day on Engineering and  Design careers ...

 here an excercise to see which team would build the tallest strongest structure with paper; experiencing leadership and team building skils.

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Eric Estling of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding Presented an excercise on; 

 "Social-Emotional Learning"

                            Touring FAMU
Our Summer Slingers had the chance to visit FAMU campus and speak to the Dean about the campus life.

Chanae Jackson discussed 

Advocacy and Activism

Activist Danielle Chanzes Discussed Police Reform and Protest

Commissioner Desmond Walker enlighten our youth with Civic engagement by discusing current issue and our youth giving their opinion on those issues and she answering their questions and concerns honestly. 
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This is just a preview of some of the Carrees  explored 
there will be more updates to come
Out East Youth Tutoring Support Services 
"2022 Summer Sling "
APPLICATION are being Excepted!
Starts: June 13, 2022 Ends: July 23, 2022

  For more information call 352-225-5939  or 352-519-2743
 or email to or mail a letter to 918 NE 18th Street, Gainesville Fl., 32641

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