Airnecia Mills to hold Summer Literacy Camp

Enhancing the reading and comprehension skills of grade school students will be the focus of Alcorn State University alumna and Greenville, Mississippi native, Airnecia Mills’, upcoming summer camp.

Mills’ 2016 “Under the Sea” Summer Literacy Program will begin Wednesday, June 1 and continue until Thursday, June 30 for students in grades K-5. The camp will be held at Mills Academy, located on 529 Highway 82 East in Greenville, Mississippi. The program will be Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. A $250 fee that will cover snacks, t-shirts and academic materials is required for each participant. The camp enrollment is limited to 35 students.

Mills, a first grade teacher at Weddington Elementary School in Greenville and former Miss Alcorn State University for the 2012-2013 academic year, said that the need for reading improvement among her students is what drove her to start the literacy camp.

“As a teacher, I see how students struggle with reading and literacy on a daily basis,” said Mills. “I wanted to provide a program that helps struggling readers and focuses on literacy as the foundation of reading.”

The love for teaching and education is another reason why Mills started the summer camp. Making a difference in the students’ development gives her a sense of accomplishment.

“I have a passion for teaching and helping children. I love seeing their growth and progress. I really enjoy what I do because I can see the difference I make in my students’ lives and education. It’s very rewarding to witness the impact I’m having in their lives.”

Mills founded Mills Academy in September 2015. The academy is an after school-tutoring program that lends help to students on all grade levels and college students. For more information on the 2016 “Under the Sea” Summer Literacy Program and Mills Academy, contact Mills at (662) 822-6976

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