Summer Learning Can Help Close The Achievement Gap
Celebrate Summer Learning Day  THURSDAY,
July 13th!
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. 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:

This new guide includes valuable insights on the state of summer learning, Summer Learning Day Planning tips and tools to help elected officials and school district leaders make informed decisions to meet the needs of young people during the critical summer months.

National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), in consultation with the White House, U.S. Department of Education, and Civic Nation, developed this guide to help state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer learning and to show how innovative states, districts, and communities have creatively blended public and private funding to develop programs, services and opportunities to meet the needs of young people during the critical summer months.

Calling all kids grades K-12! Share your artwork or share your essay of 250 words or less telling us why summer learning is important and how smarter summers equal brighter futures for young people. Contest closes on August 1.

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 13 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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