Theme Days and Resources

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 a summer learning event or program with your children. Scroll down to see the themes and join us on social media with #SummerLearningWeek.

Kick-Off Summer Learning Week

Monday, July 6

Share Your Summer Learning Story! What inspires you about summer? Everyone has a summer story to share. Whether it’s a memory from your own childhood, progress in your community around summer learning, or an amazing moment from your summer program, we want to know!

Take the #SummerMatters Challenge Families Toolkit Programs Toolkit

Dive into a Book Adventure

Tuesday, July 7

Who doesn’t love a good tale? Dive into a literary adventure under a tree, in makeshift tent, during family reading night, or with a story or play you and your child create together. Let imaginations run wild with amazing stories this summer!

Find Literacy Resources

Discover STEM and Soar

Wednesday, July 8

Turn science-fiction into reality, through exploration in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and open up possibilities for all young people to soar this summer.

Find STEM Resources

Eat Healthy and Grow Strong to Win at Wellness

Thursday, July 9

Healthy bodies and healthy minds go hand-in-hand in stemming summer learning loss. Summer is the perfect time to get on our feet and get moving. And since hunger doesn’t take a vacation, be sure to check out free summer meal programs.

Find Resources for Nutrition & Wellness

Celebrate the Future Leaders of Tomorrow

Friday, July 10

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.

Find Resources for Career & College Readiness

Make a Masterpiece

Saturday, July 11

Research confirms that the arts prepare students for school, life, and work. Summer is a blank canvas for creativity and self-expression through music, literature, dance, theater, visual arts, and so much more. Spark the imagination and a muse that delights the spirit of child.

Find Resources for the Arts

Keep All Kids Healthy and Learning

Now more than ever, communities need your support to expand access to summer and afterschool programs that will help students catch up on unfinished learning and thrive after an extraordinarily challenging school year.

Please consider supporting NSLA’s critical work this holiday season. With your support, we can make a positive difference in the academic, social, and economic realities of children, families, and communities across America. Whether you donate $5, $10, or $25, every little bit helps.