WHAT WILL KIDS DO IN AN ALMOST ‘NORMAL’ SUMMER?
NEW DISCOVERSUMMER.ORG SITE OFFERS FUN IDEAS, PARENT RESOURCES AND CONNECTIONS TO SUMMER PROGRAMS, SUMMER MEALS, MENTORS AND MORE
WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2021) – Summer learning matters in America, and with historic federal funding for summer programs, many communities are seeking ways to expand access to quality summer enrichment opportunities at a time when millions of students need this support the most. That’s why the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has launched DiscoverSummer.org— a new online destination, developed in response to COVID-19, to help families discover affordable summer programs, summer meals, parent tips and a sea of resources to keep kids learning, earning, safe and healthy this season.
“This summer will be more important than ever in helping our nation’s young people recharge, reconnect with peers, and rediscover the joy of learning,” said Aaron Dworkin, NSLA CEO. “As the nation slowly emerges from this pandemic, we know from recent research that parents just want their kids to be kids this summer, while also finding ways to give them a strong start to the school year ahead.”
As the nation enters the second summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, low income families and students continue to suffer a greater burden in our community in the form of loss of income, loss of loved ones, loss of social interactions, and learning losses that will weigh heaviest on the country’s most vulnerable students this summer season.