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Summer Learning Day, an annual advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association to elevate awareness of the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer.

National Summer Learning Day
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Let’s Celebrate Together
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Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives Issue Resolutions, Declaring July 13 as Summer Learning Day

Social Media Activities for Twitter and Facebook
Use this social media copy on Twitter and Facebook to help spread the word to #KeepKidsLearning this summer.

Facebook Posts

  • By grade 5, cumulative years of summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2.5-3 years behind peers. #KeepKidsLearning
  • The size of the achievement gap remains constant during the 9 months of the school year; widens during summer. #KeepKidsLearning
  • 6 out of every 7 students who receive free-/reduced-price lunches lose access to them when school lets out. #KeepKidsLearning
  • Research shows that children gain weight twice as fast over the summer compared to during the school year. #KeepKidsLearning and healthy during summer.


  • The summer off season is a time to get better and stronger, not take a break. #KeepKidsLearning
  • Your brain is a muscle; don't forget to work it out this summer. #KeepKidsLearning through #SummerLearning.
  • #SummerLearning loss is a significant contributor to the #AchievementGap. #KeepKidsLearning resources
  • Low-income kids lose 2-3 mos reading while higher-income kids make gains during summer. #KeepKidsLearning get the facts
  • Most kids lose 2 months of math skills in the summer. Year after year losses add up. #KeepKidsLearning
  • 30% of low-income youth accepted into college do not enroll in fall due to #SummerLearning loss. #KeepKidsLearning
  • #SummerLearning CAN make a difference in college access and completion. #KeepKidsLearning
  • Research shows that kids gain weight 2x as fast over summer compared to the school yr. #KeepKidsLearning and active
  • Summer break greatly contributes to the #AchievementGap. #KeepKidsLearning Summer by the Numbers
  • Findings from @WallaceFdn show kids in #SummerLearning programs experienced educational benefits. #KeepKidsLearning
  • #KeepKidsLearning with a healthy mind. Text FOOD to 877-877 to find #SummerMeals near you! @nokidhungry @summerlearning
  • Help your child turn the summer slide into summer stride! #KeepKidsLearning w/ #BeALearningHero




2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.