NSLA End Of Year

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Summer Planning Bootcamp!

NSLA'S free virtual Summer Planning Bootcamp is open to anyone who cares about summer learning!

Led by dynamic out-of-school time leaders, sessions will delve into strategies to accelerate learning, build critical partnerships, and plan successful strategies to scale impact in a sustainable and measurable way.

Learn About Our Programs

NSLA staff and our roster of expert Field Consultants are available to help partners plan, train staff, prepare, and measure effectiveness for the coming summer. NSLA can design tailored training solutions for your program and offer the following services:

Read About Our Research

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.

Download NSLA Resources

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.


Oregon: Creating Equity-Driven, Joyful Summer Learning Programs

States in the Summer Learning Network are leading the way in expanding the mission of summer programs to reach more students and provide educational opportunities. This spotlight provides examples of innovative approaches and best practices for building support, expanding access and delivering high-quality programming that promotes learning and wellbeing for all students.

State Summer Learning Network

NSLA is proud to be working with our partners at Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to co-lead a State Summer Learning Network of leaders from various state departments of education across the country.

Save The Date for our Conference!

Join Us October 9-11, 2023 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC!

Be sure to view Thomas Friedman’s inspiring keynote address and other highlights on our YouTube channel!

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2022 Conference Highlights and more

NSLA hosted a historic conference for nearly 1,000 education and civic leaders working to support youth, families, and communities at the national, state and local levels. They gathered to discuss how best to help students combat summer and Covid learning loss, and how to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist between higher and lower income students.

Meet the NSLA Team


We believe that when kids continue learning during the summer, they are healthier, safer, and more prepared for the school year ahead.


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