Monday, July 12, 2021

Free Kids Summer Learning Activities Nationwide


How to Discover Fun & Learning for Kids and Youth

This week is National Summer Learning Week from July 12 to July 16, led by National Summer Learning Association (NSLA). Research has shown that the summer months when school is out is an ideal time for kids to continue indoor and outdoor learning in fun ways, as well as to explore new hobbies and activities. Thanks to historic recent federal and state funding -- inspired by the impact COVID-19 has had on the nation's children -- free and low-cost summer enrichment learning opportunities now abound and are more accessible than ever to more boys and girls regardless of economic status.

Boys Learn by Exploring Forest in Summer
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

Free National Guide to Local Activities

For happenings in cities and towns across America, check out NSLA's new FREE Discover Summer Family Guide which you can download and print out. Also, be sure to visit the non-profit's Discover Summer learning site where you can search by the city where you're located for fun and learning summer activities and programs going on near you right now. Visit NSLA's official Summer Learning site for even more resources and ideas to inspire today's kids, plus follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, to keep up on the latest news.

Girl sitting on grass with binoculars watching nature
Photo Credit: Kiana Bosman

Closing The Achievement & Opportunity Gap for Kids

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is a national, non-profit organization whole mission is to convince, connect, and equip program providers, education leaders, families, and communities to deliver high-quality summer learning opportunities to U.S. children and youth to help close the achievement and opportunity gap and support healthy development. 

The National Education Association (NEA) has joined NSLA, stepping up to the plate to help educators, families, and community members to take full advantage of all the stimulating kids programming that's out there this season. Learn more, watch this video featuring NEA President Becky S. Pringle.

Young Girl Watering Plants While Learning Botany
Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba

More About National Summer Learning Week

Annual National Summer Learning Week (this year taking place July 12-16, 2021) is an NSLA joint program supported by New York Life Foundation, iHeart Radio, Clearn Channel Outdoor, and Discovery Education. NSLA program partners include National Recreation & Park Association, Urban Libraries Council, the YMCA, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. 

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