National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) Endorses The Summer Learning and Meals Act of 2018 (S.3307)
BALTIMORE, MD, August 2, 2018 – The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) – the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities – fully endorses the Summer Learning and Meals Act of 2018 (S.3307), introduced by Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden.
Modeled after the successful Oregon Summer Learning Partnership, the new legislation, supporting state libraries, will create a new Federal grant program to allow schools that already serve free summer meals to keep their libraries open for student use during the summer months.
“Schools are the bedrock of every community and this new legislation ensures that the combination of meals and books will expand safe and enriching options that help children thrive during the summer,” said Matthew Boulay PhD, NSLA Founder and CEO.