Discover Summer

We look forward to welcoming you in Washington, D.C. as experts and your peers share resources, best practices, and solutions for summer learning and after school programs at our national conference, Summer Changes Everything™, November 8-10, 2021.

Learn more about the only national conference devoted to summer learning opportunities for youth., a new online summer learning destination, will help you and your children to discover the joy of summer and prepare for a great school year ahead. The new summer search feature empowers families to discover summer programs, both in-person and virtual, right in their community.

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Our Vision

NSLA’s vision is that every child, regardless of zip code, grows and thrives every summer.

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We offer in-depth guides and resources, and can provide your next staff training, conduct a community landscape assessment or an evaluation of your program’s quality.

Programs & Events

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to advocacy and awareness aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year.

Research & Policy

NSLA tracks and responds to policy issues that affect summer opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels, with the goal of ensuring high-quality summer learning opportunities reach as many youth as possible.