To prevent summer learning loss, we are partnered with out-of-school summer centers to add tools to retain and improve literacy skills for kindergarten through 3rd graders.
Sometimes, kids don’t have the resources at home to keep exercising their brain over the summer months. When kids go through a whole summer without “flexing” their brain and practicing lessons and skills, they could begin to fall behind in their education. Students who cannot read at grade level by 3rd grade are 13 times more likely to drop out of high school.
To prevent summer learning loss, we are partnered with out-of-school summer centers to add tools to retain and improve literacy skills for kindergarten through 3rd graders. United Way provides program staff the training on how to incorporate fun literacy activities into their regular programming.
1,000 K-3rd graders maintain and/or improve summer literacy skills.
During the summer months, it is imperative that children have educational opportunities to expand on learning that occurred during the regular school year. These opportunities ensure that they enter school in the Fall with enhanced knowledge and skills. The Summer Learning Curriculum allows youth development professionals and staff to imbed literacy (reading, writing, numeracy, speaking) into the fabric of their programming in a fun and engaging way. The “time on task” with these literacy activities can have a direct benefit to derail the summer slide.
Download, save, and print everything you need to know about this no-cost curriculum.
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