Summer Strategies

Improving Summer Learning: Key Strategies for Success

  • Community-wide messaging to raise awareness about the importance of summer learning to encourage parents, caregivers and community leaders to take advantage of existing programs and services; and to support families in reading to and with children over the summer months.

  • Practices, programs and policies that expand access to books and integrate literacy skills development in order to help children continue reading and learning over the summer months.

  • Expanding access to summer meals, physical activity, and health and nutrition information in a variety of settings and programs over the summer months

  • Cross-sector coordination and partnerships around data sharing, collection and analysis that result in joint commitment and accountability for making measurable progress on student outcomes.

A strategy describes actions that are likely to achieve a target and improve results. These strategies reflect that best thinking about what works and include contributions from many Campaign partners. They don’t include specific implementation ideas.

We invite you to share your summer learning work in the Blog or Discussion Forum!