2017 New York Life Foundation Founder's Award Winner, SummerBoost Camp

Excellence in Summer Learning Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Sponsored by the New York Life Foundation.

Camp Good Sam
Excellence in Summer Learning Award Winner

A literature-based theme guides engaging activities that help youth build social skills, foster creativity and realize their potential.  Camp Good Sam provides services to youth through several areas of focus: Supporting Educational Achievement, Exploring College and Career Pathways, Leadership Development and Civic Engagement.

Founder’s Award Winner

Fishing, canoeing…oh the joys of summer! Canoemobile brings classroom learning outside, fostering young environmental stewards and creating pathways to pursue educational and career opportunities in the outdoors. Led by Wilderness Inquiry, the Canoemobile is a collaboration of federal, state, and local partners connecting urban youth to the natural world through hands-on, outdoor learning in cities across America. From San Francisco to the Bronx, communities welcome Canoemobile to serve thousands of youth on their local waterways.

Founder’s Award Winner

Student choice, creativity and imagination drive this program model and keeps kids engaged through a rigorous curriculum and weekly challenges ranging from the Amazing Race to Space Travel. SummerCollab has seen 1 in 4 of their 1500 campers grow a year or more in phonics reading and 86 percent experienced learning loss reversal.

SummerBoost Camp
Founder’s Award Winner

School’s out and summer learning is fun for more than 1,300 students at Save the Children’s SummerBoost Camp which aims to break the cycle of rural poverty. From LEGO Robotics to Under the Sea explorations and student-led community service projects, SummerBoost Camp boasts impressive results with 72 percent of regularly participating children showing improved math scores during their time at Summer Boost.