To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months.
Research spanning 100 years has proven that all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. The problem is particularly acute among low-income students who lose an average of more than two months in reading achievement in the summer, which slows their progress toward third grade reading proficiency.
Learn more about the importance of summer learning:
Northern Kentucky’s Summer Learning Subcommittee
The Summer Learning Subcommittee’s goal is to help schools and local organizations address summer learning loss by increasing the number of and access to quality summer learning programs in the region and collectively focus on improving the quality of existing programs and informing best practices to reduce summer slide as a barrier to literacy.
The Subcommittee has created a Summer Learning Resource Guide to promote a new vision for summer learning in Northern Kentucky and highlight school-based summer learning programs that are currently available for students in our region. Local school districts provided the program descriptions contained in the guide to help support and inform program planning for the summer.
To view the 2015 NKY Summer Learning Resource Guide, click here.
To become involved with the Summer Learning Subcommittee, contact the Northern Kentucky Education Council at 859.282.9214.