About the Summer Learning Awards
About the NSLA Summer Learning Awards
The NSLA Summer Learning Awards recognize outstanding summer programs, models, digital applications, and systems that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for young people. The awards are given annually based on an application process that elicits information on a program’s history, mission, goals, operations, management, staff development, partnerships, outcomes/results, and sustainability.
Since 2005, the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award, defined by its rigorous application and selection process, has recognized enrollment-based programs employing staff who work directly with youth.
Established in 2015, the New York Life Foundation Founder’s Award recognizes informal programs, other non-traditional forms of summer learning innovation, that are critical to serving the diverse needs of schools, families, and children.
Debuting in 2018, the Lands’ End Love Learning Award aims to shine a spotlight on quality programs that bring learning to life in informal learning spaces and support families in meaningful ways.
Round 1 applications are due December 21, 2018 @ 6pm ET/3pm PT.
About The National Summer Learning Association
The National Summer Learning Association is the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap through high quality summer learning for all children and youth. Our work centers on three strategic priorities:
- Recognizing and disseminating what works in summer learning.
- Offering expertise and support for programs and communities to strengthen and expand summer learning opportunities.
- Convening leaders and advocating for summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education.
Our vision is that all children and youth have access to high-quality summer learning experiences to help them succeed in college, career, and life.
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