Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Summer Opportunities
Friday, January 8, 2016
Posted by: Tyler Mattingly
Over the summer many young people and their families lose access to critical supports that keep them safe, healthy and engaged in learning and meaningful work experiences. The summer “opportunity gap” contributes to gaps in achievement, employment, and college and career success, particularly for low-income students. Studies also show that providing summer opportunities help divert youth from criminal involvement and reduce violence.
To meet this challenge, state and local leaders, community-based organizations, private sector and philanthropic leaders, schools and other youth-serving agencies are coming together to create a set of supports that enable strong transitions from school year to school year and from high school to college and careers. In recognition of the innovative and effective summer jobs, learning, and meals partnerships in cities, towns and counties, the White House and the National Summer Learning Association will convene a Champions of Change event to highlight leaders who are turning summer from a time of loss into a time of great gain.
We are asking you to help us identify and honor such individuals who are dedicating their time, talent and resources to strengthen and expand summer learning, meals and jobs opportunities for young people.
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Click here to nominate a Champion. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 21st.