The Challenge: Summer Learning Loss
Low-income students lose ground academically in the summer. For those three months, these children are not taking vacations, enjoying time at camps, or learning new skills. As a result, each and every summer low-income students fall further behind in reading and math skills while their more economically advantaged peers keep pace or jump ahead.
The efforts to close the achievement gap during the school year alone are insufficient. Low-income students must experience high-quality support during those critical months to combat the damaging effects of the summer slide.
Our goal is to address the achievement gap and prevent summer slide by helping students stay at their grade levels rather than lose academic skills over the summer.