Summer Learning Days

National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day, founded by the National Summer Learning Association and aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, along with partner organizations, is committed to sending a powerful message to the community that summers matter by presenting our local Summer Learning Days.

Our 2018 four-day effort will run Thursday, July 12th through Sunday, July 15th, and will emphasize the importance of summer learning opportunities through a series of activities, classes, and events. These opportunities are designed to reduce the summer learning loss at numerous “cradle to career” sites across the county. 


Who Participates in Summer Learning Days?

EVERYONE! Our work is based on the simple idea that summer—a time that is easily overlooked yet critical to educational development—is bursting with possibility, and instrumental in closing the achievement gaps that riddle our communities more vulnerable children. By casting a spotlight on summer learning loss, and galvanizing parents, educators, legislators, and community organizations to embrace the power of summer learning, we have created a space for greater achievement and potential for all children.


The Achievement Gap

What Happens to Children Over the Summer?

The National Summer Learning Association (NLSA) has spent 25 years making summers matter!

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Our Impact

The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network examines the impact of our Collaborative Strategies through performance measures that seek to address the following three Results-Based questions: How Much did we do? How Well did we do it? Is anyone Better Off?

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Stay Connected With Summer Learning Days

Stay up-to-date with all SLD information, social media messaging, community challenges for children and families, activity guides, promotional materials, and volunteer opportunities by subscribing to our digital SLDs mailing center or downloading resources below.