First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates 2014 National Summer Learning Day on Friday, June 20th
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Posted by: Tyler Mattingly
As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to tour student demonstrations and deliver remarks at the National Summer Learning Day Fair at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.
The National Summer Learning Day Fair, co-hosted by the U.S Department of Education and NSLA, marked National Summer Learning Day on June 20th by bringing together high school students and education leaders from across the country to highlight the critical role summer learning plays in preparing young people for successful college entry and completion.
On the same day, hundreds of cities and programs across the country hosted local events to build awareness around the need for and benefits of high-quality summer learning programs.
The First Lady's Reach Higher initiative focuses on the importance of pursuing and completing some form of higher education, and encourages students to do their part to answer the President's call to ensure that by the year 2020, America once again has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
Follow NSLA on Twitter to keep updated on summer learning opportunities across the nation! To learn more about National Summer Learning Day, visit www.summerlearning.org/SLD. To find a summer learning opportunity near you, visit our interactive map.