Who We Are. What We Believe.

When we nurture and cultivate a child’s natural brilliance and curiosity, there are positive ripple effects throughout every area of life—both for children and their families. The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is a national, non-profit organization focused on the powerful impact of one achievable goal: investing in summer learning to help close the achievement gap.  NSLA uses the power of research, advocacy, training, and policy to transform America’s neighborhoods and communities, one child at a time.

Our Vision

NSLA’s vision is that all children and youth have access to high-quality summer learning experiences to help them succeed in college, career and life.

The opportunities for enriching summer experiences, healthy meals, a first job and more, open endless possibilities and doors to brighter futures for America’s young people.

About NSLA

Summer Learning Day

July 12, 2018

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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 Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth.

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.