Skill Building

Curriculum Spotlight: EdgeMakers

EdgeMakers is an innovative new curriculum resource that is well suited for summer learning programs and after school programs. Instead of remedial summer school, young people can build innovation and creative problem solving skills in a collaborative and hands on environment.

Six Elements of Great Summer Learning

Summer Matters draws on its experience with summer learning programs throughout California to provide a straightforward checklist for parents. The checklist identifies the six key elements of an effective summer learning program and what they mean in practice.

Summer Learning Infographic

This summer learning infographic summarizes the challenges that summer learning programs address, the positive impact they have on students that participate, and the key features of an effective program.

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.