National Summer Learning Day Sets Kids Up for Success in School

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) will host its National Summer Learning Day (NSLD) on Thursday, July 13, to support community efforts to keep kids learning, safe, and healthy. National Summer Learning Day is a day of advocacy, aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning and ensuring they return to school the following fall ready to succeed. The purpose of the initiative is to encourage communities to demonstrate how summers can make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people while setting them up for success in the school year ahead.

NSLA hosted a webinar on May 17 where it shared new summer resources to support community outreach efforts, tips for celebrating NSLD, and introduced its new event tracker used by many media outlets to find story ideas at the community-level. Guest speakers included B'More Read More and OregonASK who shared how they have tapped into the power of NSLD as way to celebrate and promote summer learning at the program, community, and state levels.

For more information about participating in National Summer Learning Day, or to partner with the National Summer Learning Association, contact Laura?Johnson at

National Summer Learning Day Toolkits
Toolkit for Families & Students
Toolkit for Communities
Toolkit for Elected Officials (To proclaim National Summer Learning Day in your community.)

You can learn about the Durham Housing Authority summer robotics program for youth, a project that is part of National Summer Learning Day, by visiting the CLPHA Education Working Group feed at and clicking on the “Out of School Time” topic button where you can view a webinar that talks about the initiative. If you’re not already a member of the site, you will need to create an account; if you are not already a member of the CLPHA Education Working Group community, you will need to join it to view this content!