Expanding Summer Learning, Meals and Jobs for America’s Young People:
2016 Funding Resource Guide
Developed in collaboration with the National Summer Learning Association, the White House, Civic Nation, and U.S. Department of Education, the 2016 Funding Resource Guide helps state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer learning and to show how innovative states, districts, and communities have creatively blended public and private funding to develop programs, services and opportunities to meet the needs of young people during the critical summer months.
Developed as a part of the Summer Opportunities Project Initiative, this Action Tool is designed to share the key steps leaders can take this summer to increase access to high-quality summer learning, meals and jobs opportunities. Whether you are a city, nonprofit, school, business or philanthropic leader, you will find examples of how your peers across the country are finding innovative ways during the summer to expand access to learning, meals and jobs to more young people.
Mayor’s Summer Learning Playbook
The Playbook developed in partnership with the National League of Cities is a resource for city leaders for building awareness of summer learning loss and leveraging National Summer Learning Day on July 14, through events, a proclamation, local media and social media. This resource also includes talking points and parent/caregiver ideas to keep kids engaged in learning and healthy over the summer.
Accelerating Achievement through Summer Learning
Produced by NSLA with the generous support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, this report is a resource for program providers, education leaders, policymakers, and funders who are making important decisions about whether and how to strengthen and expand summer learning programs as a way to accelerate student achievement. With profiles of thirteen diverse and promising models, the report demonstrates how high-quality summer learning programs address a variety of K-12 education priorities to deliver strong outcomes for children, youth and educators.