Join us October 9-11 at The Mayflower Hotel

Thank you to the 1,000 Education and Youth Development leaders who joined us for our 2022 National Conference in Washington, DC!

The inspiring and informative gathering featured 100 sessions with senior level, cross sector leaders supporting youth through their positions with local school districts, state education agencies, nonprofit organizations and intermediaries, youth serving government entities, corporations, foundations, research institutions, media and policymakers. 

Be sure to view Thomas Friedman’s inspiring keynote address, and read the new Youth Perspectives on Engagement and Resilience: A Representative Study on Summer Learning brief from Dr. Gil G. Noam and Dr. Patricia J. Allen of Harvard University.

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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.


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.