Today we celebrate National Summer Learning Day, 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. Advocates will gather throughout the country to celebrate and share what they are doing this summer to #KeepKidsLearning.
Whether you work in a summer program, have a child in a summer program, or are a program supporter, here are a few easy ways you can join in the Summer Learning Day festivities and help raise awareness for the importance of summer learning in Missouri.
Donate a Tweet or Facebook post via Thunderclap!
Helping to spread the word via your social networks is a great way you can raise awareness for the importance of summer learning. The National Summer Learning Association has made this even easier by creating a Thunderclap. Visit the Thunderclap page and log-in to your Facebook and/or Twitter, so that you can join advocates from around the country in raising your voice for summer learning!
Register your summer learning event or program to the National Summer Learning Day events calendar to help families in your area find opportunities to celebrate and engage. You can register one-time events for Summer Learning Day, or add details about your programming taking place throughout the summer.
Contact Congress and urge them to support Summer Learning!
Just as with afterschool programs, the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is a key funding source for summer learning in Missouri. Contact our Congressional delegation to let them know how important it is to #KeepKidsLearning this summer. Tell Congress to protect funding for summer and afterschool programs.
Help us make a difference today in the lives of kids in Missouri and throughout the country.