On June 19, we celebrated Summer Learning Day, and because of hard work and mobilization efforts by communities across the country, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading was front and center.
More than 90 Campaign communities are “on the map,” hosting over 130 summer learning events and programsthroughout the summer. Coalitions, programs, partners and leaders from across the Network have committed nearly 70 pledges to keep more than 190,000 young people healthy and learning this summer. And the number grows every day.
Summer learning’s role as a key strategy in improving third-grade reading proficiency was lifted up during NSLA’s Solutions to Keeping Kids Learning, Healthy and Safe This Summer: A Kick-off to National Summer Learning Day event in Baltimore.
There is still time for your community to join this national effort.
- We will track GLR summer learning programs and events all summer long through the Summer Learning Day map. Let us know what your community is planning by adding it to the map.
- Help NSLA reach its goal of engaging 700,000 young people by taking the pledge to #KeepKidsLearning.
- Download NSLA’s great Summer Learning Day resources and tools for the GLR Network.
- Be sure to check out the National Summer Learning Day video message from First Lady Michelle Obama! Visit NSLA’s YouTube Channel to play this special message from the First Lady at your events and to kick-off your summer learning programs.*
Thank you for ensuring that this summer will be a season of learning for children across the GLR Network. Happy Summer Learning Day!
*Please be advised that the White House has strict guidelines governing the use of video greetings. The video greeting may only be used for the specific date and purpose for which it was provided. Any other use or display of this video greeting without the prior written consent of the Office of the First Lady is prohibited.
Please also note the following non-comprehensive list of actions that are expressly prohibited: alteration of this video greeting; sale of this video greeting; and use of this video greeting for fundraising, recruiting, advertising, solicitation, promotion, or as an endorsement of any individual, entity, organization, or unit of government. These prohibitions apply in all forms of communication, including, but not limited to electronic, print, and/or display on website.