Make a Difference

Summer may look different this year, but we can’t let COVID-19 can’t steal the joy of summer learning and fun for millions of kids. That’s why NSLA is working with summer program across the country as they adapt in creative ways to ensure children and their families can access quality summer enrichment opportunities and critical services throughout this COVID-19 summer. 

For more than a quarter century, NSLA has led the charge and changed the conversation about summer learning, and what it means for our most vulnerable children and youth. Together with partners, we’re helping to encourage collaboration between schools and community organizations, increase funding for high-needs students, and embed summer learning into the 12-month planning cycle at school districts across the country.

Join us with a donation to support summer learning programs across the nation. Every gift matters!

Our Vision

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

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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.