National Summer Learning Week
National Summer Learning Association
National Summer Learning Association is celebrating National Summer Learning Week from July 11th to July 15th. This week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, and ensuring they return to school ready to succeed in the year. Celebrate the awesome power of summer learning all month long through five unique themes.
The themes of the Summer Learning Week include:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
For more information, check out National Summer Learning Week.