Now more than ever, essential funding investments and policy support, are critical to helping communities leverage the summer and afterschool programs to help students catch up on unfinished learning and thrive during an extraordinarily challenging school year. Effective policies now must address the unmet demand that families have for quality out-of-school time experiences and childcare, and improve access to critical nutrition programs as food insecurity needs rise.

Our Vision

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

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Services

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.

Keep All Kids Healthy and Learning

Now more than ever, communities need your support to expand access to summer and afterschool programs that will help students catch up on unfinished learning and thrive after an extraordinarily challenging school year.

Please consider supporting NSLA’s critical work this holiday season. With your support, we can make a positive difference in the academic, social, and economic realities of children, families, and communities across America. Whether you donate $5, $10, or $25, every little bit helps.