About MTR Camp
MTR Camp was founded in 2013 to address systemic summer academic losses affecting students in MTR partner neighborhoods. Summer learning regression disproportionately affects students who live in low-income communities while middle-class peers make slight gains. When multiplied over many years, more than half of the achievement gap between students of different socioeconomic statuses is explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities, impacting high school graduation and college readiness rates. The program is designed to provide academic enrichment within a summer camp experience for students who attend MTR partner schools, while exposing fellows to education in Memphis and the residency program. Additionally, fellows live in community with one another, explore Memphis and receive training in effective instructional techniques. MTR Camp aims to (1) reduce summer learning regression, (2) expose college students to MTR’s mission of equal education, and (3) promote a love for learning.