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National Summer Learning Association

Bridging the Gap Between Summer & Hunger

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 07.01.2015 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

When we think about summer, many of us think about baseball games, BBQs and family vacations. For some families, summer can also be a time of uncertainty and hunger. Feeding and taking care of the people that need help in our own country, in our own communities, has always been important to me.

The Importance of Being Bold

Evie Hantzopoulos | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
Evie Hantzopoulos

The question on everyone's lips was "How did you get Michelle Obama to visit your program?" The answer is simple: one of our students asked.

What I Didn't Do on My Summer Vacation

Patrick Corvington | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

While for many kids summer is long-awaited, for many parents it's long-feared. It's a time when low-income kids are losing ground and gaining weight rather then gaining ground and losing weight; a time when they are slipping down the summer slide.

Negative Impact Of Summer Vacation On Students?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents

When summer relaxation is over and school starts back up, many students may find they've fallen behind. A recently released survey from the Nationa...

Parents Worry That Too Much Structure During Summer Break Will Drain Students

Posted 06.18.2012 | Education

Experts say teens are at risk of forgetting months of instruction -- particularly in math and science -- over the summer break, but some parents are w...

A Corporate Partnership That's Creating Smarter Summers

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

With business schools increasing their focus on corporate responsibility and partnerships, Forbes.com dedicating a news section to corporate ethics an...