NSLA Joins the Obama Administration in New Summer Opportunity Project
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Posted by: Tyler Mattingly
The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities, applauds the White House today for its commitment to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, healthy, fed and safe during the critical summer months.
This commitment will echo throughout our nation’s communities tomorrow morning when the White House announces its Summer Opportunity Project – a multi-agency effort in partnership with NSLA and other national partners to provide the necessary support to communities across the country to create happy, healthy and productive summer opportunities for their youth. The initiative will be announced at a Champions of Change – Summer Opportunity event at which the White House will honor nine outstanding individuals from across the country for their efforts to transform summer from a time of high risk to a time of great reward for the country’s most vulnerable children and youth.
“We commend the White House for its outstanding leadership on this issue and praise its efforts to join partners across the country in expanding access to high-quality learning opportunities, meals and jobs for young people during the critical summer months,” said Sarah Pitcock, NSLA CEO. “We are encouraged to see communities throughout the nation stepping up to ensure we meet the learning and development needs of all young people each summer. But there’s much work ahead. The summer months remain the most unequal and insecure times for far too many children and families.”
Read the entire press release.