The Special Summer School is an annual 3 -week program aimed at improving the quality of education received by children in Northern Nigeria. We intend to achieve this by improving the literacy and critical thinking abilities of at least 100 children, age 6 to 12, from disadvantaged communities who are out of school or currently attending public schools in Abuja and its surrounding states. This program was developed to address the gaps discovered in the current public education curriculum for primary schools, and that between the skill-sets of the underprivileged in Northern Nigeria vs the rest of the country.