We are very excited about our upcoming National Summer Learning Day on July 14th, 2016 and we know that you are too! To help you prepare for Summer Learning Day and summer in general, we have pooled together a quick list of resources to assist you as you and your communities are planning. These resources can also be found on NSLA’s website. Please take time to review these resources and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need more assistance. 

Mayor’s Playbook – This resource is designed to help summer learning advocates inform Mayors of the importance of expanding summer learning opportunities to stem summer learning loss and improve the academic and economic future of their communities. Included in this playbook are recommendations for engaging Mayor’s in your community.

Funding Resource Guide - The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), in collaboration with the White House, Civic Nation, and U.S. Department of Education developed the 2016 Funding Resource Guide to help state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer learning and to show how innovative states, districts, and communities have creatively blended public and private funding to develop programs, services and opportunities to meet the needs of young people during the critical summer months.

Action Tool Kit - This Action Tool is designed to share the key steps you can take this summer to increase access to high-quality summer learning, meals and jobs opportunities in your community. Whether you are a city, nonprofit, school, business or philanthropic leader you will find examples of how your peers across the country are finding innovative ways to move summer from a time of risk to a time of great reward.

Summer Learning Media Kit – This digital media kit is a great tool for learning more about trending topics in Summer Learning and the many resources available through the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to assist in the development, quality improvement, and community awareness of the great work communities are doing towards decreasing the summer learning slide.

Summer Learning Day Resources – The resources found on NSLA’s Summer Learning Day Resources webpage will help you either expand or build on action that you have already begun, or to launch new initiatives in an effort to keep children in your community engaged in learning this summer and beyond.

PSA videos - This resource from the Collaborative Summer Library Program demonstrates how to promote library summer reading programs in English and Spanish.

For more information or if you have any questions concerning Summer Learning Day or summer learning in general, post your comment or question below or contact Leslie at leslie@summerlearning.org or 410-856-1370 ext. 204.

Let’s continue to work together to achieve our #KeepKidsLearning #GLReading goals!

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