July 14, 2016 was National Summer Learning Day, a national advocacy day headed up by the National Summer Learning Association. When kids don’t learn over the summer, they can lose up to three months’ worth of knowledge from the previous year. That’s why the NSLA wants kids to learn new things, catch up in the areas they’ve fallen behind, and read while they’re not in school.
Here in Indianapolis, the Marion County Commission on Youth and the Indiana Fever marked Summer Learning Day by giving out over 1,000 Fever game tickets to summer learning programs. The kids participated in learning activities, fit clinics, and reading programs with the Fever during the week leading up to the game.
At Elevate Teachers, we’re happy to see organizations stepping up and keeping kids learning while school’s out. When students are losing less knowledge and gaining more over the summer, it makes it easier for them and their teachers to progress even farther during the school year.
Click here to learn more about National Summer Learning Day.