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Promoting Learning Experiences and Healthy Living During the Summer

Research conclusively demonstrates that students lose ground academically when they are out of school for the summer. The problem particularly affects low-income students who on average lose more than two months in reading achievement.

To combat learning loss, the Summer Learning Council is working with museums, libraries, schools, health clinics and doctors, local food and wellness programs, and others to give children numerous opportunities to learn throughout the summer.

Designed for Pre-K to fifth grade students, these connected-learning activities are compiled in a family-friendly passport booklet. The passports are updated and distributed annually to elementary schools, community centers, and partner sites. The activities focus on math, reading, and science.

To join our team, contact Selena Hardy

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Related Research

Are Schools the Great Equalizer? Year: 2004 Author: Douglas B. Downey, Paul T. von Hippel, Beckett Broh
Ohio State University
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American Sociological Review
Best Practices in Summer Learning Programs Year: 2012
National Summer Learning Association
Charting Our Course - 2013 Annual Data Report Year: 2013 Author: Mission: Graduate
Full Speed Ahead, 2014 Annual Data Report Year: 2014 Author: Mission: Graduate


Derek Kuit
Center for Education Policy Research/Mission: Graduate
Sharon Tenorio
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
Danette Townsend
Albuquerque Public Schools