Summer Exploration Program

Bexley’s EL students had a chance this summer to venture out into the community to discover places, have experiences and meet new people thanks to a program led by middle and high school ESL teachers, Alison Nakasako and Nate Maier. The program, funded by the Bexley Education Foundation, provided students in grades 4-12 with opportunities for social interaction, community building among EL learners and language development. Students visited the Ohio Statehouse, the East Market and COSI among other places.

For some EL students, their use of English is limited when they are not in school. The program had as its goal to increase connections to the greater Bexley and Columbus community for EL students (and their families) who can at times feel culturally and linguistically isolated.

Programs like this are possible because of the annual support the Foundation receives from those who care about students and teachers in the Bexley Schools. Please consider making a gift of any size to the Foundation’s Annual Fund for Excellence at