Brain Gain


Summer learning loss – or the summer slide – is an educational phenomenon where students lose some of the knowledge, skills and ability they acquired over the school year.

The Boys & Girls Club Brain Gain Program is designed to help children retain or gain literacy and math skills over the summer.

Children attend the program 2 days a week for 4 weeks.

Each day they will receive:

  • Virtual 40 minute 1-on-1 tutuoring session with an Elementary Literacy NB staff (ELF)
  • 1.5 hours of small group tutoring (3 to 4 chilren) with a University Student
  • 30 minutes a day reading using the AMIRA Reading Platform.  [See below for more information on AMIRA]
  • Fun day camp activities (splash pad, field games, crafts etc.)



Brain Gain is designed for children entering grade 2 to 5.

All children are welcome in the program, but there is limited space.

In order to keep ratio’s low to maximize learning, there will only be room for 24 children per 4 week session (12 children a day).


To be announced 2021!


Brain Gain is a 4 week program.

Children attend 2 days a week during that time. 

Monday, Wednesday


Tuesday, Thursday

SESSION 1:  July 6, 2020 to July 30, 2020

SESSION 2:  August 10, 2020 to September 3, 2020

Sample Daily Schedule



This program is only possible because of the following partners:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Saint John
  • Elementary Literacy NB (ELF)
  • United Way
  • Government of Canada
Learning Platforms

The program will use a combination of virtual and hands on learning. The online platforms used in this program are:




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