National Summer Learning Week Themes

National Summer Learning Week: July 10 - July 14, 2023

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has transformed our annual national awareness day for summer learning into a week-long celebration through five unique themes! We encourage you to participate by visiting where you can can discover summer programs and new summer learning resources. Scroll down to see the themes and join us on social media with #SummerLearningWeek.

Fostering Friendships

The pandemic's impact on youth has been startling, and the U.S. Surgeon General has raised a flag on young people’s mental health. The science of learning and development tells us that relationships are key for addressing trauma and helping kids thrive. Forging and fostering friendships over the summer can lead to limitless opportunities and cherished memories for young people.

Love of Literacy & Learning

Reading is fun! It's also critical to a child’s success in school, and in life. Empower children to immerse themselves in a literary adventure. It can take place anywhere, under a tree, in a makeshift tent, or in a child's favorite nook. Let imaginations run wild with amazing stories this summer.

Wonders of Wellness

Healthy bodies and healthy minds go hand-in-hand when it comes to learning. Summer is the perfect time to get children on their feet, moving, and eating healthy. What's even better? Studies have found that elements of wellness, such as hope and gratitude, improve academic performance!

Summer Skill-Building

Ready, Set, Succeed! Support a student in charting their course for success during and beyond high school. A summer job, internship, mentorship, or plan to pursue higher education, sets our future leaders on a path to change the world.

Amazing Arts

Research confirms that the arts prepare students for school, life, and the workplace. With the right plan, summer can be the perfect canvas for creativity and self-expression through music, literature, dance, theater, visual arts, and more. Spark the imagination this summer to unlock the power of amazing arts.