The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) seeks applications from youth-serving organizations nationwide for the
2020 Summer Learning Awards
sponsored by the
New York Life Foundation
. This coveted award recognizes exceptional informal or enrollment-based summer programs that keep students safe and healthy, support their academic growth and improve the well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable children and youth.
Eligible candidates for the Summer Learning Awards must
submit their application by
December 4, 2019
and demonstrate strong outcomes in promoting healthy youth development during the critical summer months through creative curricula, unique programming and effective family engagement strategies. This is a chance for you and/or your peers to be recognized as the best of the best in the field of summer learning and to shine a spotlight on all the amazing work you do for children and youth in your program.
Each award-winning program will receive:
- a $10,000 donation, generously supported by the New York Life Foundation;
- national recognition through speaking engagements, NSLA’s publications, and media outreach to national and local news outlets as well inclusion in a social media campaign.
- recognition at an awards ceremony at NSLA's national conference Summer Changes Everything™; and
- an official award seal for use on their website and in program publications.
A national review panel of education experts will measure all award applicants using the Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment tool, developed in partnership with NSLA and the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
We hope you will enter and pass this opportunity along to your peers!