Kentae Lark talks to Read, Rise and Recalibrate students about entrepreneurship during a session July 13 at Kingdom Life Christian Cathedral in South Bend. Staff photo by Michael Caterina
Kentae Lark talks to Read, Rise and Recalibrate students about entrepreneurship during a session July 13 at Kingdom Life Christian Cathedral in South Bend. Staff photo by Michael Caterina
SOUTH BEND — Carlos Buckingham figured that his daughter would not be excited about spending part of her summer days in a church basement reading books and doing writing assignments.

He was right, and who could blame Cashmere Buckingham, 11?

When that bell rang for the last time in the 2020-21 school year, going to a program like the 3 Rs Summer Youth Academy at Kingdom Life Christian Cathedral church was probably the last thing on her mind.

After all, Cashmere would be leaving Marquette Montessori Academy to go to school this fall with middle school students at Clay International Academy.

"When I first mentioned it to her, she didn't want to go," Buckingham, of South Bend, said.
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