City Programs

The City of Providence and Providence Public School District work together to provide enriching summer learning programs for Providence students of all ages. Please see the list below for more details:

BellXcell at Boys & Girls Club

Providence students in grades 1st-6th will participate in a 6-week program running from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm at The Fox Point Wanskuck and South Side Clubhouses of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence. The Summer Learning Program is a full –day learning experience that combines academic instruction with fun and hands-on enrichment activities, field trips, and service projects. The mornings of the program will be dedicated to the BellXcel program. This program is designed to help youth gain new academic skills and prepare to enter school in the fall ready to excel. The afternoons offer swimming lessons, gym & outdoor activities, arts & crafts and more!

Outside providers will offer additional enrichment activities. Previous enrichment activities included are acting workshops, animal presentations and hands on STEM demonstrations. Each group will also get to go on a field trip as well. Past trips included the Ecotarium in Worcester, Mass., the aquariums in both Mystic and Boston, and Roger Williams Park Zoo.

To apply, visit our website: or Call our clubhouses for more info: Wanskuck 444-0762, Southside 401-444-0766, Fox Point 401-444-0758

College Visions

College Visions Summer Prep Program

This is a FREE 5-week in-person program for Providence students entering 9th-12th grade. We want to help your student get ready for college and career! This summer students will:

  • Learn about the college admissions process
  • Explore future career options
  • Build your skills in a fun high-energy process
  • And more!

The program runs from July 8 to August 9, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm daily We provide lunch for free each day and RIPTA tickets for daily transportation. Location: TBA

More info to come once you sign up! If you have any questions, please contact College Visions at (401) 490-3996 or email us at

Apply here:



Generation Teach

GT STEAM Academy (GTSA) is an academic enrichment program for rising 6th-8th-grade students in Providence. GTSA is Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and features engineering, law, math, and reading classes; free breakfast and lunch; arts, sports, games, and movement; and Fun Fridays.

Enroll at

Inspiring Minds


The KidsBridge Summer Learning Program provides rising kindergartners who have not yet had a high-quality early learning experience with a six-week full-day program to help them learn the norms and routines of school. The program will be offered free of charge to students who are registered for Kindergarten in Providence Public Schools for the upcoming school year.

KidsBridge participants attend the program for six hours per day, five days per week and adjust to the routines and procedures of kindergarten to help them transition into school. The program is fun and engaging and children learn through play! Enrichment includes ResilientKids Mindfulness program, SNAP-Ed healthy nutrition, arts and crafts, Junior Achievement, and weekly field trips. Parents/family members are also supported through ongoing parent engagement events and workshops, which will continue into the Kindergarten school year.

The program is taught by certified, experienced teachers with support from Providence’s high school workforce and trained community volunteers.

KidsBridge Summer 2024 Application

Explorers Workforce Development Program

Explorers are multilingual and multiethnic youth ages 15-24 who participate in a mentoring program and are provided a paid internship to “explore” the pathway to becoming a teacher in Providence Public Schools. The Explorers program has three components: work readiness skills training, group mentoring, and a work-based learning experience. Explorers are a part of the KidsBridge Summer Learning Program’s classroom team. They will participate in a week of orientation and training with our KidsBridge staff, learning about child development, health and safety, and human resources, preparing the space and planning for the summer. During the 6-week program, Explorers spend four days per week in classrooms supporting students in understanding Kindergarten routines and engaging in play-based academic and social-emotional learning experiences. One day a week is devoted to work readiness skill training and group mentoring.

Interested in becoming an Explorer this summer? Email

Sylvan Learning Center

Ace it!, powered by Sylvan Learning Center, has partnered with Providence Public Schools to provide a FREE summer learning program for PPSD students at Robert Bailey Elementary School. The program will serve 2nd through 6th grade students, and consists of engaging reading and math instruction, as well as enriching writing, STEM and elective activities to reinforce key skills and keep students on track for the coming school year. The six-week program begins July 8th and runs from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday, ending on August 16th.

Why Should Parents Choose Ace it! programming by Sylvan?

  • Sylvan Programs – The Ace it! research-based program was created by Sylvan, the country’s #1 tutoring provider
  • Convenient – Summer programs take place in local Providence schools
  • Small Class Size – Our small class sizes of 8-10 students means your child gets the one-on-one attention he/she needs
  • Proven Success – 3 out of 4 Ace it! students make major improvements in reading or math
  • Positive and Motivating Environment – Trained teachers excel in fostering a positive, motivating learning environment by rewarding students’ attitude, attendance, effort, and achievement

Call 401-334-9309 for more information or register using the link:

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