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PBC Youth Services hosting 3rd annual Super Summer Spelling Bee

LAKE WORTH — The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department will be hosting the third annual Super Summer Spelling Bee on Thursday, July 20, at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex in Lake Worth from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 300 students in the Summer Camp Scholarship and Summer Food Service programs will be participating. The spelling bee provides academic activities to encourage the spirit of learning while preventing summer slide.

“Children can experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months,” said Geeta Loach-Jacobson, director of Youth Services’ Outreach and Community Programming Division. “The spelling bee is one way that we can prevent summer slide for our campers using a fun and exciting method of learning.”

Participating agencies include the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office, PBC Community Services, PBC Parks and Recreation, the Palm Beach County School District, the Children’s Services Council, the city of West Palm Beach, the Literacy Coalition, United Way of Palm Beach County, Florida Atlantic University, Prime Time Palm Beach County, the Early Learning Coalition, the Palm Beach Post and Florida Power and Light.

The Therapeutic Recreation Complex is located at 2728 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth.