Summer Learning Day Resources for Elected Officials


Five Things Elected Officials Can Do For Summer Learning Day

1. Proclaim Summer Learning Day.

2. Spread the word! Promote your community’s summer learning, jobs and meals resources to families.

3. Share your favorite summer photo and/or memory on social media using #KeepKidsLearning.

4. Download and distribute NSLA’s family tip sheets.

5. Set a goal for your city to reach more kids than ever before! Register your event(s) on NSLA’s event calendar.

This new guide includes valuable insights on the state of summer learning, Summer Learning Day Planning tips and tools to help elected officials and school district leaders make informed decisions to meet the needs of young people during the critical summer months.

What’s inside:
Five Things Elected Officials Can Do For Summer Learning Day

1. Proclaim Summer Learning Day.

2. Spread the word! Promote your community’s summer learning, jobs and meals resources to families.

3. Share your favorite summer photo and/or memory on social media using #KeepKidsLearning.

4. Download and distribute NSLA’s family tip sheets.

5. Set a goal for your city to reach more kids than ever before! Register your event(s) on NSLA’s event calendar.

Stay tuned for the brand new Summer Learning Playbook for mayors, governors and elected officials!
Five Things Elected Officials Can Do For Summer Learning Day

1. Proclaim Summer Learning Day in your community!

2. Place an op-ed in your local paper describing why keeping kids learning, safe and healthy is important to your community. Stay tuned for sample op-ed language from NSLA.

3. Kick off a summer of Flashback Fridays. Share your favorite summer photo and/or memory via social media (#fbf), and pay a visit to a local summer program. Challenge friends and leaders in your community to do the same all summer long!

4. Spread the word about your community’s summer learning resources to families. Promote summer school, parks and recreation summer camps and community-based programs and direct families to sign up. Publicize subsidized summer meals sites for low-income children and direct families to sign up. Download and distribute NSLA’s family tip sheets with learning and healthy living ideas for the summer months.

5. Set a goal to #KeepKidsLearning all summer long. Set a goal for your city to reach more kids than ever before this summer and ask your community to add summer programs to NSLA’s Summer Learning Events Calendar. Be among the top 10 cities or top 5 states that serve the greatest number of children this summer and be recognized by NSLA as a summer learning champion!