2022 Summer Innovation Fellows

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) believes summer learning programs provide a unique and flexible opportunity for leaders to try out and measure the effectiveness of new ideas and strategies, creative partnerships, and policies before scaling. The severity and enormity of the societal challenges we are facing in America require entrepreneurial leaders to pursue innovative solutions. NSLA created its Summer Innovation Fellowship Program to empower summer program leaders of color who are innovating the out-of-school time field in service to youth.

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Promoting Discover Summer

NSLA teams up with Clear Channel Outdoor to promote Discover Summer through a national digital billboard campaign!


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.