Primary Enrichment Program (PEP)
The Primary Enrichment Program (PEP) provides underrepresented Niagara Falls City School District students in kindergarten to grade three support services to help increase or maintain student reading levels. The goal of the program is to provide response to intervention (RTI), tier 2 students with early remediation during their two-week summer enrollment.
Graduate students in Niagara University's College of Education's elementary cohort and advanced literacy graduate program prepare and facilitate the camp sessions. All materials are prepared to align with the New York State Common Core Standards and are catered towards individual strengths and areas in need of improvement.
Heavy emphasis is placed on literacy skills, career exploration and cultural awareness. While on campus, students are provided with the opportunity of visiting various sites, such as the Castellani Art Museum, Leary Theater and Niagara University Post Office. Students also enjoy a guest reader series featuring Niagara University’s president, Father James Maher.