Governor Baker visits Discovery Language School

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NEW BEDFORD — Children attending the free “Arts, Language and Culture” summer program at Discovery Language Academy (DLA) in downtown New Bedford had a very special visit on Wednesday, August 10.

Governor Charlie Baker and members of his team paid a surprise visit to the summer campers, interacting with the youth and some of the school, board and PTO staff, as well as learning a little more about DLA’s programs and activities.

Also known as the New Bedford Portuguese School, the academy’s children’s folk group provided the Governor with traditional Portuguese songs and dances.

Governor Charlie Baker greets summer campers at the Discovery Language Academy during a special visit he made to the Portuguese School in New Bedford on August 10.

“What a treat!” said DLA Executive Director Leslie Vicente. “Governor Baker came with his team to see what a wonderful job we’ve been doing with our Summer Nights program.”

Governor Charlie Baker interacts with summer campers at the Discovery Language Academy during a special visit he made to the Portuguese School in New Bedford on August 10.

Established in 2015, the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) Summer Nights program provides free, safe youth programs to thousands of at-risk teenagers and young adults in urban areas across the Commonwealth through partnerships that it establishes with youth organizations, such as the DLA, offering a variety of recreational, educational and skill-building activities.

Governor Charlie Baker receives a gift during his visit to the Discovery Language Academy.
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