Summer Learning Day
About Summer Learning Day
Summer Learning Day Resources
The National Summer Learning Association offers resources for communities and families that are working to keep kids learning, active and healthy all summer long.
Summer by the Numbers
1/3 of householdsnationwide report that at least one child participates in a summer program.
One-third of first generation college attenderswithout summer counseling and support, fall victim to the “summer melt” and fail to enroll in the fall, even after being accepted.
51% of familiesnot participating in a summer programs say they would if one was available to them.
Minority children gain weight up to twice as fastduring the unstable months of the summer as during the school year.
$288 per child
is the average weekly
reported cost for paid
There has been nearly a 40% declinein summer youth employment opportunities over the past 12 years.
One in six youth
eligible for the federal Summer Food Service Program in 2014 received these subsidized meals during the summer, leaving millions of dollars in federal funding on the table and many young people to needlessly go hungry when school is not in session. 3.2 million young people received a meal through the USDA’s programs on an average day.
Smarter Summers. Brighter Futures.
Essay and Art Contest
Calling all kids grades K-12:
Share your artwork or share your essay of 250 words or less telling us why summer learning is important and how smarter summers equal brighter futures for young people.
Contest opens June 30 and runs through August 1. Contest guidelines coming soon.