Join the Summer Learning Movement!
National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), is part of a whole child education as it takes into account a child's education and overall well-being all year long, including the summer months.
According to the NSLA, each summer the well-being of millions of children is put into jeopardy. The research shows that students lose close two months of what they learn during the school year and many more do not have access to healthy food and wellness programs. View an achievement gap infographic (PDF) for additional data on the importance of summer learning.
On June 20 join students, parents, community members, and summer learning advocates for National Summer Learning Day. This is an annual grassroots movement to spread awareness about the issues of summer learning loss and children's inability to access healthy foods during the summer months. Hundreds of events will take place across the country to celebrate local programs and provide a platform for policy advocacy.
If you have a summer learning program in your community, help spread the word about Summer Learning Day! Below is a list of ideas to get you started.
- Whether you have a physical or online event, you can celebrate Summer Learning Day any time during the summer—not just on June 20! Download a list of event ideas (PDF).
- Put your event on the Summer Learning Day Map to connect your work with the national field of summer learning.
- Post pictures and video of your Summer Learning Day event on the National Summer Learning Association page on Facebook, or share them on Twitter using the hashtag #SLD2014.
- Tweet about summer learning. Visit the summer learning Twitter resource page.
- Post the Summer Learning Day web page summerlearning.org/SLD on Facebook or share it on Twitter.
- Share the achievement gap infographic on social media, or print it out and distribute it at your event to make the case for why summer learning is important.
- Visit the Summer Learning Day for Families page and distribute tip sheets to parents.