That is why United We Serve: Letís Read. Letís Move. is collaborating with the National Summer Learning Association to encourage communities and their children to get involved in summer reading programs.
Summer Learning Day, is an annual national celebration to highlight how high quality programs during the school break help close the achievement gap and promote healthy development for youth. Organized by the National Summer Learning Association, Summer Learning Day is a chance for program providers to share with funders, families, teachers, principals, mayors, city councilmen, school boards, and others the contributions they make to the lives of children and families.
Summer Learning Day showcases how quality summer learning programs:
ďTo kickoff Summer Learning Day, more than 500 communities across the country have planned fun and meaningful activities that showcase the energy and power behind high quality summer programs that help children develop their minds and bodies, and get better prepared for the academic challenges ahead," said Ron Fairchild, founding CEO of the National Summer Learning Association. "The partnership between the National Summer Learning Association and United We Serve, and the launch of the First Ladyís Letís Read, Letís Move campaign, is both timely and essential, as we strive to tackle learning loss and the crisis in childhood obesity through high-quality summer programs. In too many communities the summer break from school is an untapped resource, a time that is ideal for engaging and enriching activities that help build kidsí minds and bodies.Ē
You can learn more and find a summer learning event in your community by visiting www.summerlearning.org/sldmap.
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