Summer Matters

Summer 2021 will be an important time for Oregon’s youth to re-engage, connect, and learn. Let’s work together to ensure that quality summer opportunities are available to children and youth in every Oregon community.

As we emerge from the pandemic closures, the work we do this summer will help us meet the immediate needs of Oregon youth and families. Find out how you can utilize these resources to expand support and make this summer matter for more Oregon youth.

We know that this summer, more than ever before, matters for our kids and families.

The lack of in-person school, the loss of connection with peers, the limits on activities and access to everything from nutrition to sports, drama, music, clubs, and social events make it crucial that we help our youth re-connect and re-engage. Together, we are working hard to ensure robust, enriching, and fun options for school age children and young adults.

State and Federal funding allocated for this summer will allow schools and community organizations to build summer programs focused on meeting Oregon students’ needs. Find out more about the $250 million of state funding to support 2021 Summer Learning needs HERE. School-based programming will have access to academic support grants allocated for summer 2021 and additional Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds distributed directly to school districts. Oregon Community Foundation is distributing $40 million allocated for community activity grants.

Check out some of these resources below to kickstart your summer!