MARGARET BRENNAN OF CBS NEWS’ FACE THE NATION AND GEOFFREY CANADA, RENOWNED EDUCATION PIONEER TO HEADLINE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUMMER LEARNING AND OUT OF SCHOOL TIME
Summer Changes Everything™ November 8-10 2021 Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Sept. 30, 2021 –With up to $30 Billion in new federal funding for summer and out of school time programs over the next three years for education recovery, the National Summer Learning Association’s Summer Changes Everything™ national conference will be among the most important convenings for leaders to exchange lessons learned, best practices and solutions to help America’s learners and education leaders recharge, rebound and heal from this pandemic. Registration is open through November 7, 2021. See schedule here.
“With the support of historic federal funding, summer learning and out of school time leaders are in a unique position to expand access to programs that accelerate learning, address social emotional needs and ultimately, rekindle the joy of summer for millions of students,” said Aaron P. Dworkin, CEO, National Summer Learning Association (NSLA). “We are thrilled to convene our country’s leaders here in our nation’s capital to discuss how summer can change everything, for better or worse for America’s most vulnerable students.”
NSLA-–the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement and equity gaps in education by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities —will host its national conference:
Summer Changes Everything™
November 8-10, 2021
at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Studies show that high-quality summer and afterschool programs can change the trajectory of a young person’s life. Recent research from the report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) on Summertime Experiences and the RAND Corporation report on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offer conclusive evidence that summer is an opportunity to close academic gaps while promoting healthy development and well-being for all students to thrive. RAND also reports that more than 40 of 43 rigorously evaluated summer programs showed positive impacts on at least one youth outcome, ranging from reading fluency to increased social and emotional skills and GPA.