Summer Enrichment Programs for Students in Grades 1-6

icanmakeadifferenceChildren in grades 1-6 in the Mathews UMC, Lowell St. UMC, and the Trinity/ Greenwood UMC communities in Greenwood, SC, are invited to register for the summer enrichment program, I Can Make A Difference. The program will run from June 12 through July 28, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. There will be no activities during the week of July 3-6.

Children participating in this program will engage in reading/literacy activities, field trips, community-building activities aimed at helping them connect with the world around them in fun ways and to offset the educational “summer slide” so often experienced by children during the summer, non-school months. All activities will be centered on the I Can Make a Difference theme:

  • I can make a difference in myself.
  • I can make a difference in my family.
  • I can make a difference in my community..
  • I can make a difference in my country.
  • I can make a difference in my world.

Registration fee: $10 per child; $40 maximum registration per family

Click here to download the registration form. You may mail your registration fees to the Greenwood District Office, PO Box 49968, Greenwood Sc 29649. Please make checks/money orders payable to Conference Treasurer.

Suggested Reading Lists for 1 Million Book Effort


How do you know what books to buy for this literacy initiative of the Conference? That’s an easy question to answer if you are a parent or grandparent. It is more problematic if you do not have small children or are not familiar with the likes of small children. The key to book selection and to this program is the target age of the children. The publicity so far from the Conference indicates that the age range is Pre-K3 through 3rd grade—those students who are non-readers to the emerging and early readers. So which book to buy? Consulting a recommended book list is a great way to begin. You can find many such lists online, at your local public library, and also in the school library in the child development schools and the elementary schools in your community.

For more information and suggestions on participating in this literacy initiative, visit the 1 Million Book Effort page on this web site.