Summer Learning Can Help Close The Achievement Gap
Celebrate Summer Learning Day  THURSDAY,
July 12th!
Celebrate National Summer Learning Day!
National Summer Learning Day
is a great opportunity to showcase the importance of summer learning. Host an event this week or anytime during the summer!  

Join the  National Summer Learning Association  (NSLA) in showing people in your community how summer learning programs give children and youth exciting experiences to learn and grow and develop skills to succeed in school, work, college and life.

You can make a difference: call on Congress to protect funding for afterschool and summer learning programs.

Contact Congress about Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC), Student Success and Academic Enrichment (SSAE), the Student Success and Academic Enrichment grant program (Title IV Part A of ESSA), and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) Click HERE.

Kids work hard to learn important skills like math and reading during the school year. But each summer, they can lose up to two months of those hard-earned skills. Summer learning loss puts kids at risk for not graduating high school, and can jeopardize their future. 

High-quality enrichment opportunities during the summer can make a difference in stemming learning loss, and ultimately closing the country's achievement gap.

The  National Summer Learning Association and the Indiana Afterschool Network are working to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, healthy and safe every summer, and you can, too. 


 Visit to learn how.

Summer Learning Day Resources
The National Summer Learning Association offers several resources for communities and families that are working to keep kids learning, active and healthy all summer long.

Here are a few highlights:

Visit the Summer Learning Knowledge Center for a wealth of reports and other resources with insights into summer learning for communities, families, local leaders and MORE!

Support smarter summers, brighter futures for our nation's children by donating a tweet or Facebook post on July 12 at 12pm EST through Thunderclap.

Take an extra step by using any of these sample social media and email blurbs or add a National Summer Learning Day Facebook Frame to your profile picture!

Applications just opened for the First Annual Lands' End Love Learning Award! NSLA and Lands' End are looking for quality programs that bring learning to life in informal learning spaces and support families in meaningful ways. The winning program will receive a $10,000 award!

Our vision is that all Indiana children and youth have access to high quality, affordable afterschool and summer learning programs that prepare them for success in school, work, & life.

Summer Learning Day in Indiana!
Governor Holcomb and the State of Indiana declare July 12 Summer Learning Day! 

Read the full proclamation HERE .

Summer Learning in Indiana News!

Need Ideas on How to Celebrate?
The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has a great collection of resources and ideas on their Summer Learning Day website. 

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