The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) hosts a series of events focused on the issues and opportunities of summer learning. These events are designed to:
- Raise awareness about the importance of high-quality summer learning programs.
- Increase public and private investment for high-quality summer learning programs.
- Provide program providers with strategies and tools for improving and expanding their programs.
Two annual signature events are the Summer Changes Everything™ national conference and Summer Learning Day. The association also hosts program development training seminars and periodic policy forums and online seminars highlighting timely issues, research, and best practices.
Summer Learning Day
Each year, Summer Learning Day is a time for communities across the nation to celebrate the importance of high-quality summer learning opportunities in the lives of young people. The National Summer Learning Association hosts events on Capitol Hill and encourages program providers to host community events that showcase how summer programs support working families and offer unique opportunities for academic achievement, personal development and recreation.
Summer Changes Everything™ National Conference
Summer program providers, educators, youth workers, researchers and policy makers convene in the only national forum focused exclusively on improving the quality of summer programming. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to network with leaders in the field of summer learning and provides resources and workshops to aid in planning, implementing and advocating for high-quality summer learning programs. Each year at the conference, the field recognizes the association's Excellence in Summer Learning Award recipients.
This year, NSLA's Summer Changes Everything™ is joining School's Out Washington's Bridge Conference to create a co-hosted three-day national convening on afterschool and summer learning. Learn more at summerlearning.org/conference.