Every summer, millions of students experience summer learning loss further widening the achievement gap. Studies have shown that while all students feel the effects of summer learning loss, it disproportionately impacts children from low income families. This is due to the fact that most students from under-served communities do not have the opportunity to participate in enriching high quality summer programming. In addition to preventing summer loss, these programs prevent teens from getting into trouble and promote high school completion. According to the After School Alliance, engagement during the summer and after school hours is more likely to prevent children and teens from abusing alcohol and drugs, engaging in criminal behaviors, receiving poor grades, and dropping out of school.
1. Train students to speak confidently in public, perform well in group projects, and communicate with teachers and peers confidently.
2. Equip students with tools that will allow them to creatively express their thoughts and ideas, improve clarity and become confident communicators.
3. Prevent summer loss while redefining the summer learning experience for underprivileged students.