Name: Samantha Minatti (she/her)
VISTA Title: Summer of Wonder Hits The Streets Program Associate Summer VISTA
Project Description: : Summer of Wonder Hits the Streets is a Philadelphia pilot program to increase summer meals participation, reduce summer learning loss with literacy programs,promote physical activity and employ youth to support early literacy and physical activity through a city-wide collaborative.
Department: Mayor's Office of Education
Bio: I am a graduate from the University of Delaware with a degree in Exercise Science. This past year I have served with Americorps out in Santa Cruz, California as an early literacy tutor for students who are english second language learners. My experience in that program has led me to apply as a summer VISTA. I am very excited to serve as a VISTA for the Summer of Owner Hits the Streets Program with the Free Library of Philadelphia and continue to learn more about ways to help aid early literacy in the community.