Tools for Effective Summer Programs

During this training, adapted from the Summer Matters Technical Assistance Manual, participants will learn about elements of high-quality summer programs and effective tools to guide programs in their ongoing development of quality programming.

Free Program Staff Conference Announced

This FREE conference will give you the opportunity to redefine summer with activities that are meaningful, support mastery and expand horizons. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and resources empowering you to deliver the highest quality program possible.

Summer Matters Leadership Conference Recap

Thank you to all those who participated in and presented at the 2016 Summer Matters Leadership Conference in Oakland on January 22nd, 2016. The event was a huge success.

Quality Improvement Cycle

Improving our summer learning programs requires a commitment to continuous improvement of operations, curriculum, staff and advocacy/outreach. To meet quality improvement goals, you can leverage the Quality Improvement Cycle shown below.

Summer Learning Planning Timeline

Bringing your summer learning program to life takes commitment, energy and planning. Our Summer Learning Planning Timeline provides a clear structure you can follow to get your program off the ground.

Summer Matters and CSBA Offer Governance Workshops to School Boards

The California School Boards Association and Partnership for Children and Youth are pleased to offer this free workshop to help Boards of Education plan effective summer learning programs that promote student achievement and wellness. The interactive workshop is designed to engage School Board members, key leadership staff, and community partners in exploring, discussing and strategizing about the role of summer learning in their districts.