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.
There are two types of Summer Learning Awards:
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:
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.
Click here for more information about NSLA.
Programs are measured against the Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment (SLPQA), developed in partnership between NSLA and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
Written applications are completed online and reviewed by NSLA staff, partners, and previous winners. Phone interviews are also conducted by a mixed group of NSLA staff and external experts. Finally, NSLA staff conduct site visits to a select group of finalists to observe program activities before selecting award winners. The Summer Learning Awards seeks to find and draw national attention to exemplary summer programs, models, and systems which provide and expand access to high-quality summer learning experiences for all young people.
In October, NSLA will host an interactive webinar featuring tips for your application and best practices from our 2018 winners. Please sign up for the Summer Times to stay up to date: www.summerlearning.org/newsletter-sign-up
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