I hope you are enjoying the summer break and taking advantage of the many learning and support options available to New York’s families and students this summer. In my last update, I mentioned the 2022 Summer Reading at New York Libraries program, which is a great opportunity to explore your local library and keep your kids reading!
In addition, the 2022 Summer Food Service Program, which provides free meals to approximately 400,000 young people, kicked off this month at nearly 3,000 sites statewide. There are several tools available to help find a service site:
USDA National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-3-HAMBRE
211 in New York State
311 in New York City
This week is Summer Learning Week, a celebration dedicated to keeping kids safe, healthy, and learning all summer long. You can help your children to continue learning with this Family Toolkit and other fun resources from the National Summer Learning Association. You can also visit DiscoverSummer.org to find summer programs in your community and lots of engaging online activities.