Summer Learning Day

Celebrate National Summer Learning Week With Us! July 6th-11th, 2020

It’s been a rocky school year but there is no better time than to celebrate the important role Summer plays in children’s live! The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA)NSLW Nutrition has declared that National Summer Learning Week will take place from July 6th-11th, 2020! How is your program supporting students through the warm summer months? Need some ideas to get you started? Check out NSLA’s Program Toolkit they have tons of resources ranging from how to host an event, involving families in the celebration, and how to post about it on social media!  NSLA has so many resources including webinars, policy snapshots, and much more!


Summer Learning Week Celebrated on July 8th-13th, 2019

The past two years Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared one day of Summer as National Summer Learning Day. The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has been celebrating Summer Learning day to advocate and raise awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy, safe and mentally engaged throughout the summer months and are ready to get back to school come Fall. This year, NSLA is dedicating a whole week in Summer to celebrate and advocate for summer learning, each day of the week focusing on a different theme!

NSLA has tons of great resources to help celebrate Summer Learning week in a variety of ways. Check out the different theme days and resources they’ve developed for this years event! They have plenty of ideas for how programs and families can participate in National Summer Learning Week Here.


We hope you are also able to help tell your story about how you keep kids safe, healthy and ready to return to next school year ready to learn. Find more ideas here about activities to help celebrate National Summer Learning Week, July 8th-13th. You can also check out NSLA’s program toolkit to find #SmartSummersChallenges, theme days for each day of the week, and how to promote your celebration on social media!

Summer Learning Day Nationally Celebrated on July 12th, 2018


2018 Governor’s Summer Learning Day Proclamation

Summer Learning Day is an annual national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer. Help us show policy makers, parents and the general public how summer programs prevent learning loss and hunger.

Review the National Summer Learning Association 2018 Numbers HERE

During this season of fun and learning, we encourage you to add your summer program or event to NSLA’s events calendar even if it falls before or after National Summer Learning Day. This year, OregonASK will be participating in our annual Summer Learning Block Party hosted at Gilbert House Children’s Museum in Salem, OR on June 25th.

You can watch the NSLA Summer Learning Day Kick Off Webinar HERE.

2017 Governor Kate Brown’s Summer Learning Day Proclamation

In 2016, one Oregon program was lucky enough to have a visit from a White House official to share more about how they serve the community and provide summer learning opportunities. CLICK HERE for a look at Centro Cultural’s visit from the White House.

How to Participate

Get started planning a Summer Learning Day event!
E-mail us a description of your event, videos and photos which we’ll share here.
Share your plans, photos and videos directly on our Facebook page.

Whether you are a program person, family, educators, policymakers, businessperson— make the pledge to #KeepKidsLearning!


Resources for Summer Learning Programs

If you are hosting a Summer Learning Day event/program, we encourage you to post it on the National Summer Learning Day website so that families can find you.

Resources for Communities

Many kinds of high-quality learning opportunities during the summer can make a difference in stemming learning loss…and ultimately, closing the country’s achievement gap.
Join us July 13th, or anytime during the summer by hosting an event or taking the pledge!

Resources for Families

Children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months but there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer.
Create or find quality summer learning opportunities so your child doesn’t lose the skills he worked hard to learn in school. Kids can learn and have fun at the same program – many offer reading, math as well as arts and other activities, and serve meals and make time for physical activity. Remember to keep their brains and bodies active with a healthy dose of reading, fruits and vegetables and active play every day. NSLA’s family resources can be found here.