How young people spend their time during the summer months has a proven effect on academic achievement, graduation rates, and preparation for college. The mission of the National Summer Learning Association is to connect and equip schools and community organizations to deliver quality summer learning programs to our nation’s youth to help close the achievement gap. During this webcast you’ll learn about the risks associated with a lack of high-quality summer learning opportunities for youth, find out what makes a quality program, understand the policy context, and hear examples of successful summer program-related graduation outcomes.
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