Celebrate National Summer Learning Day on July 12

– July 10, 2018

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National Summer Learning Day is July 12, 2018. This is a day to show the world why summer programs are important. These programs keep children learning, safe, and healthy during summer vacation. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun! Here are some resources with research and statistics on why summer programming is beneficial to children.

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National Summer Learning Association (NSLA)

Check out the Summer By The Numbers infographic provided by National Summer Learning Association. If you are looking for statistics on how summer learning helps close the achievement gap, this is the place to go. NSLA is the authority on summer learning programs.

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment can help you find statistics, research, and learning opportunities for program staff. On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, they will be hosting a webinar, Discoveries and Innovations With Summer Learning. Due to NCASE being a government agency (Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services), they have access to a lot of family statistics.

Afterschool Alliance

If you’re looking for help in promoting your program to your community and policymakers, Afterschool Alliance can help. Afterschool Alliance dives into the issues that are affecting communities and can show evidence on how out of school time programs can be the solution. Afterschool Alliance can also help programs find the resources and tools to receive more funding or become self-sustaining. Check out their Guest Blog from the National Summer Learning Association regarding National Summer Learning Day.

National AfterSchool Association (NAA)

The National AfterSchool Association specializes in staff professional development. If you choose the free Ambassador membership, you will have access to professional development opportunities and research, plus a digital subscription to their magazine. NAA also works with a lot of different vendors who provide discounts to NAA members.

There’s so much to do to promote your summer programs that it can be daunting, and you may not know where to start. The four groups mentioned above can help grow new and existing summer programs. We at Eleyo want to thank you for taking such great care of the communities you serve.

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