Proposed Federal budget cuts threaten after school and summer programs in California. State Superintendent Tom Torlakson has forcefully opposed the budget cuts, and spoken out about the benefits of summer and after school programs. Recently, he visited a summer learning program at Robla Elementary School near Sacramento, to see the impact the program has on the local community, and highlight the importance of summer learning for California students.
This video, produced by The Campaign for Grade Level Reading, highlights the challenges students from under resourced communities face, including due to a lack of summer learning opportunities.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.