#WhySummerMatters

Take to Social Media and Tell us Why Summer Matters to You

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. Tell the world why summer matters to you, before National Summer Learning Day, July 14th.

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