The Summer Matters Road Trip was huge this year! We traveled to programs in 15 different cities, spreading the word about the importance of summer learning. But don’t take our word for it, check out the media coverage of several of the stops on the road trip.
Studies show the detrimental effects of summer learning loss. According to the National Summer Learning Association, some children experience one to three months of reading loss during the summer, a phenomenon that affects mainly low-income students without access to academic materials when not in school.
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The Summer Matters campaign is excited to showcase quality summer learning programs across the state. The site visits will include orientations to the programs and opportunities to see staff and youth in action.
http://www.summermatters.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/188.jpg34565184Daren Howardhttp://dev.summermatters2you.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/SMlogo.jpgDaren Howard2016-05-05 21:06:002016-05-31 17:26:13Summer Site Visits Announced
If you are an educator responsible for providing a high quality summer program for children and youth in your community, you are probably busy right now with planning for summer and making sure you finish the school year strong. It is easy to fall into the routine of this busy time. Take just a moment to consider some of the proactive things you can do to take your summer program to the next level.
A new study shows a clear link between the quality of summer learning programs and the academic outcomes they produce. The study was funded by the Raikes Foundation and done in partnership with Seattle Public Schools, the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, and School’s Out Washington.
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