Summer Learning

The summer is a critical time of set back or increases academically. Quality summer learning opportunities are essential to prevent summer slide and help students to be prepared for the start of each new academic year. 

This video explains how summer learning slide affects students.


Summer Learning Resources

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is the only national nonprofit focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing summer learning opportunities for all youth. NSLA offers expertise and support for programs and communities and advocates for summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education.

National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Your participation sends a powerful message across the nation that summers matter and offers an opportunity to showcase how summers can make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people.

As soon as one summer ends, it's time to start planning for the next one! The new Summer Starts in September: Comprehensive Planning Guide for Summer Learning Programs includes 200 pages of research-based strategies, program examples, and tools that summer program staff, leaders, and trainers can use to develop an intentional, high-impact program.

The guide is brought to life by 80 summer learning quality indicators, developed and tested through years of partnership with summer learning programs, researchers, and trainers. Together, these indicators make up the National Summer Learning Association's Comprehensive Assessment of Summer Programs (CASP).











Last updated on January 16, 2018