Videos

#WhySummerMatters

Why does Summer Matter to you? Post a video explaining why summer matters to you and use the hashtag ‪#‎WhySummerMatters‬. We’ll be sharing videos we receive from kids, programs, and families, and highlighting great summer learning opportunities throughout the state.

Education Week Webinar on Summer Learning

You may be interested in an upcoming webinar on summer learning. The webinar is hosted by Education Week, and sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and several other organizations. This event takes place on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

Summer Opportunity Webinar Recording

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is excited about the commitment of communities all over the country to shape smarter summers, brighter futures for young people as part of the Summer Opportunity Project (SOP).

Video: The CA Afterschool and Summer Challenge

CalSAC’s annual CA Afterschool Challenge aims to educate and empower professionals, youth, and families to engage in grassroots advocacy statewide and locally to advance the out-of-school time field.

Summer Learning: An Inspiring Alternative to Summer School

This 3 minute video illustrates the difference between summer learning programs and remedial summer school. See how summer learning programs help students retain and build-on their achievements during the school year.

Teaching Kids how to Succeed in School

This 5 minute video exhibits how high quality expanded learning programs, especially Summer Learning Programs, can focus on Social-Emotional Learning for students. See how program activities nurture relationship building, communication skills, and emotional intelligence in students.

Getting a Head Start on the Common Core

This 5 minute video illustrates how expanded learning programs, especially Summer Learning Programs, help prepare students for the Common Core State Standards. See how schools are leveraging Summer Learning programs to gain experience with Common Core curriculum and give their students a headstart.

Video: Summer Learning Loss

This video illustrates how much learning is lost when low-income and at-risk students aren’t exposed to learning opportunities during the summer months.

Video: Summer Matters California

The video takes a look at the efforts of California school districts and summer learning programs to close the academic achievement gap between low-income and middle-income students.

Public Funding for Summer Webinar

This webinar, from the Summer Matters Campaign, walks program managers and stakeholders through the changes in funding for California summer learning programs and discusses the opportunities for funding from various sources.