Save the Date: November 11-13, 2024

Thank you to the 1,200 senior leaders who joined us for our annual Summer Learning Summit. Your support and enthusiasm made it a resounding success, and we look forward to convening and learning from those representing school districts, state education agencies, nonprofits, and community-based organizations as well as youth-serving government agencies, foundations, corporations, researchers, and policymakers again on November 11-13, 2024 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Summit Countdown:

Thank you to our 2023 Summit Sponsors


October 9-11, 2023 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC

We are sold out! Please note we are not accepting walk-ins.

We have a room block at the nearby Royal Sonesta Hotel in Dupont Circle, within walking distance to the Summit. The Mayflower Hotel room block is sold out as of 8/11.

Join NSLA to Celebrate 30 Years of Impact at the Summer Learning Summit

We have so much in store for Summer Learning Summit, to learn more about our 2023 plans, download our Summit Overview including all attendee and exhibitor information, and our invitation to the 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the National Museum of African American History and Culture!

Register to join more than 1,000 senior, cross-sector leaders focused on serving youth, family, and communities will be in attendance, including:

  • Executive Directors and Program Directors
  • Board Chairs and Board Members
  • School, District, and State Education Agency Leaders
  • Leaders from Mayor’s Offices, City Councils, Local County, and State Boards of Education
  • Parks and Recreation Administrators
  • Affordable and Public Housing Leaders
  • Librarians and Literacy Experts
  • Researchers and Evaluation Experts
  • Foundation and Corporate Partners
  • College Access, Internship and Youth
    Employment Leaders
  • Anyone who wants to help more youth learn and grow over the summer

Summer learning leaders and champions will convene to:

  • Maximize the historic $30 billion Federal investment in summer learning
  • Share and learn best practices and innovations to promote student academics, mental and physical health, college and career readiness.
  • Share and discuss research on the impact of summer learning on youth outcomes, including health, academics, and behavior
  • Build partnerships with multi-sector leaders to create and leverage effective strategies
  • Make an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of young people

Featured Speaker: New York Times Best Selling Author, Clint Smith

Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism, the Stowe Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2021. He is also the author of the poetry collection Counting Descent, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. His forthcoming poetry collection, Above Ground, will be published March 28, 2023.

Learn more about Clint Smith