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When the NYC program begins, parents are still competing for a "summer rising" seat

On Tuesday, the family was still scrambling for a seat in a free summer program for children at a school in New York City.

More than 30 families were handed over in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning, despite being assigned the site of the popular "Summer Rising" initiative.

“I don't have a place to send my boy this summer,” supports Monique Yearwood, the parent of a charter school assigned to the Norma Adams Clemons Academy in Flatbush.

"I had to raise another child this morning," she added.

According to city officials, "Summer Rising" is in its second year, expanding from 98,000 last year to110,000 elementary and junior high school students.

However, the education, youth and community development departments were still struggling to keep up with the demand for programs with price tags of about $ 350 million.

Summer Rising program
Stephen Yang

"Nothing was resolved," said Kings County Dental Hygienist. Earwood, a scholar, said. A hospital where she was over an hour late for her work after dealing with a last-minute refusal on the site.

After the post asked for comment on a particular situation, DOE informed Yearwood that her son could eventually join the program.

Authorities apologized for the incident and allowed district overseers to respond "to ensure smooth operation" tomorrow morning.

"All students enrolled on this site have seats," said Jenna Lyle, DOE spokesman.

Other families who couldn't attend the program wanted someone else to drop out.

Staten Island resident Uradfulman said his eight-year-old son was locked out of the Summer Rising Richmond County site in just two days of registration this spring. He also tried to reach out when he was told he could open a seat at the local level in mid-June, and on the last day of school.

"The program has started today. We will contact you to see if there are seats available, but no one has responded," Fruman said.

Summer Rising program
Stephen Yang

For now, Frumans' plan is to send his son in the summer. Vermont Camp — Scholars not included and lasts only 2 weeks.

Meanwhile, the city program offers scholars with qualified teachers in the morning and enriched activities such as arts, sports and excursions through community groups in the afternoon. To do.

"I feel he wasn't well educated during the year. It's great that he gets more educated and moves on to the next grade during the summer." Fulman told the post.

"Providing the program is no excuse, but there are no seats available," he said.

Tuesday supporters continued to monitor how the city responded to the unique needs of some students, such as living in children with disabilities and homeless shelters.

Last year's Summer Rising was criticized for not being able to accessthese students. This was acknowledged aswhen the Adams administration announced a redesigned program this spring.

Eric Adams

"Do kids really need access to them?" Eric -Mayor Adams said in March. "We need to address these issues we've heard in the last few years."

Some of these issues were still on the first day of the program.

"The bus appeared this morning, but there were no associates," said Randy Levin, a defender for children, about one of the families working with advocacy groups. I did.

"So the kids weren't allowed to get on the bus," she said.