City-Wide Summer Learning Day Open House, July 12th, 2018

The OLC is partnering with the Oakland Summer Learning Network, and Oakland Unified School District to sponsor our first ever Oakland Summer Learning Day Open house as part of our campaign to #keepkidslearning this summer. Together we are working promote summer learning to our neighbors and city leaders by hosting a one day open house across summer programs in Oakland.

We encourage summer programs to sign up to host stakeholders; including district and city leadership, partners, and philanthropy, to show why summer matters for student success.

Sites are encouraged to showcase their students, staff, and families in action.  We encourage sites to consider celebrating summer learning day with your students and families.  If you are adding a summer learning day celebration or component (family open house, book give away, or other celebration), indicate that in your participation request form.

If you are interested in participating, please submit the google from by 6/27.  The OLC (together with the OSLN) will work to pair interested stakeholders with sites.

To sign up as a host site, complete the following form by June 27th.  Early submissions welcome!


Why Summer Matters

High quality summer learning programs change students’ lives for the better, improving academic achievement and readiness to learn.

Research spanning 100 years has proven that students lose ground academically when they are out of school for 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. And it exacerbates the achievement gap with their middle-class peers.

Funders, policymakers, and community leaders can help schools and local organizations address summer learning loss by supporting strong programs engaging more children in summer learning opportunities. Transcending the punitive and remedial model of summer school, summer learning’s new form is a blend of core academic learning, hands-on activities, arts, sports, technology, and meaningful relationships.

*Campaign for Grade Level Reading

National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Your participation sends a powerful message across the nation that summers matter and in the lives of young people. For more resources on National Summer Learning Day, visit the National Summer Learning Association website.



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