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Themes Announced for Summer Learning Week!

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of summer learning and ensuring kids return to school ready to succeed. Celebrate the awesome power of summer with our five unique themes.

Learn About Our Programs

NSLA staff and our roster of expert Field Consultants are available to help partners plan, train staff, prepare, and measure effectiveness for the coming summer. NSLA can design tailored training solutions for your program and offer the following services:

Read About Our Research

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.

Download NSLA Resources

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.


NSLA Joins Engage Every Student Initiative

Engage Every Student was launched by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona with support from five coordinating partners and more than 20 allied organizations.

This Initiative aims to ensure that every student who wants a spot in a high-quality out-of-school time program has one.

FREE Summer Planning Bootcamp Session Recordings Available!

We brought together education leaders and expert practitioners to share resources, insights, and best practices regarding hot topics relevant to all of our work. View the recorded sessions on our YouTube Channel!

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.

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2022 Conference Highlights and more

NSLA hosted a historic conference for nearly 1,000 education and civic leaders working to support youth, families, and communities at the national, state and local levels. They gathered to discuss how best to help students combat summer and Covid learning loss, and how to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist between higher and lower income students.


We believe that when kids continue learning during the summer, they are healthier, safer, and more prepared for the school year ahead.


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