Summer Learning Day Resources for Communities

Quick Links:
Celebrate
  • Post a Summer Learning Event or Program
  • 10 Tips for Celebrating Summer Learning Day
Plan
  • Year-Round Planning and Funding Tools
  • Action Toolkit
  • Summer Learning Brief: Why Summers Matter
Advocate
  • Research in Briefs
  • Summer by the Numbers Infographic
  • Summer Bookstore
  • Strengthening Policy
  • Resources from The Wallace Foundation
Nourish
  • Promote Summer Meals
  • USDA Summer Meals Toolkit
Engage
  • Social Media Toolkit
  • PSA Copy
  • Press Release Template
  • Official Reading List
  • Families & Students Toolkit
  • Elected Officials Playbook
  • Summer Reading with Scholastic
  • Summer Stride Comic Strip
  • #Gen2GenSummer Challenge
  • Lights On Afterschool
  • Bookstore Handout
Fundraise
  • Funding Resource Guide
2017 Summer Learning Day Webinar

Learn about new resources and how to promote your own summer learning event!

2016 Highlights

Check out these highlights from last year’s National Summer Learning Day from First Lady Michelle Obama, Boston After School & Beyond, PBS SoCal and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. See more in this infographic.

Celebrate

Celebrate summer learning and share your event or program.
Post a Summer Learning Event or Program

Post a Summer Learning Event or Program

Register your event or program to help families and media in your community find you!
10 Tips for Celebrating Summer Learning Day

10 Tips for Celebrating Summer Learning Day

Showcase how summers can make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people.

Plan

Plan in advance for your summer learning program!
Year-Round Planning and Funding Tools

Year-Round Planning and Funding Tools

Expand summer opportunities locally, learn about best practices and more.
Action Toolkit

Action Toolkit

Read about key steps you can take this summer to increase access to high-quality summer learning, meals and jobs opportunities in your community.

Summer Learning Brief: Why Summers Matter

Check out the Why Summers Matter Summer Learning Brief from the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE). For more information, visit the NCASE website or check out the NCASE resource library to connect you with tools, profiles and information on a range of key topics in Out-Of-School Time.

Advocate

Make the case why summers matter!
Research in Briefs

Research in Briefs

Read key studies about summer learning in easy-to-understand language.
Summer by the Numbers

Summer by the Numbers

Use this infographic to teach your community about the summer slide and what happens to children during the summer.
Summer Bookstore

Summer Bookstore

Share books written by leading researchers in the summer learning field.
Strengthening Policy

Strengthening Policy

Download policy resources including the 2016 State Policy Snapshot.

Resources from The Wallace Foundation

Wallace Foundation logoBrowse reports and other resources for insights into summer learning from The Wallace Foundation’s Summer Learning Knowledge Center.

Nourish

Nourish bodies and minds through summer meals!
Promote Summer Meals

Promote Summer Meals

Use these promotional items from No Kid Hungry to promote summer meals programs in your city or state.
USDA Summer Meals Toolkit

USDA Summer Meals Toolkit

Learn about summer meal programs in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Toolkit.

Engage

Engage local media, families, community members and elected officials to keep kids learning, healthy and safe.
Social Media Toolkit

Social Media Toolkit

Use this social media copy on Twitter and Facebook to help spread the word to #KeepKidsLearning this summer.
PSA Copy

PSA Copy

Use this copy to record a Public Service Announcement or provide it to a local station as “live copy” to be read on-air.
Press Release Template

Press Release Template

Use this press release template to promote your own Summer Learning Day event.
Official Reading List

Official Reading List

Made in collaboration with the Chicago Public Library, find reading recommendations for all kids. Programs and providers can download this flyer with additional reading tips!

Families & Students Toolkit

Families & Students Toolkit

Share these resources with families and students in your community.
Elected Officials Playbook

Elected Officials Playbook

Share these resources with your mayor, governor or local elected official.
How to Engage the Community in Summer Reading

How to Engage the Community in Summer Reading

Create a launch event, reach out to your local media, utilize social media and check out handy templates from Scholastic for announcing your event.

Summer Stride

Summer Stride

Summer Stride, developed by Learning Heroes and NSLA, is designed to help parents use the summer break to look at the big picture of how prepared their child is for the next grade. Share the Summer Stride comic strip with your community using the Summer Stride Social Media Toolkit.

#Gen2GenSummer Challenge

Help us engage older adult volunteers to support youth this summer! The #Gen2GenSummer Challenge is part of Encore.org’s Generation to Generation campaign, a national effort to inspire adults over 50 to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. #Gen2GenSummer will encourage thousands of older adults to take action and volunteer with local organizations like yours. Post your summer volunteer opportunities by following these instructions.

Lights On Afterschool

Save the date for Lights on Afterschool, October 26, 2017! Launched by the Afterschool Alliance in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

Bookstore Handout

Share this flyer, created by Carson-Dellosa Publishing, to your local bookstore so that they can provide parents with ideas on avoiding summer learning loss.

Fundraise

Find resources to fund your program.

Funding Resource Guide

Funding Resource Guide cover imageThis guide is made to help state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer learning and to show opportunities to meet the needs of young people during the critical summer months.