Summer is the most inequitable time of the year for youth, in terms of access to learning, enrichment, nutrition, and other critical services that are more readily available during the nine months of the school year. Across the country, states are recognizing the return on investment in preventing summer learning loss and keeping kids safe, healthy, and learning during the summer months. In 2019, the National Summer Learning Association tracked 128 state bills in 36 states affecting summer programs and resources, particularly for families in low-income
communities and populations most at risk.

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