Partnership for After School Education

Issue 227

December 09, 2021

Building Resilience in Youth Through Summer Experiences

The National Summer Learning Association has released a study titled "Building Resilience in Youth Through Summer Experiences: Structured Summer Programming Promotes Social-Emotional Growth and School Preparedness." The study is designed to help practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers understand the caregiver perspective on both kinds of summer experiences, structured and unstructured, including what children do under each scenario, and what they learn academically, recreationally, and socio-emotionally from those activities, whether structured or unstructured.

December 09, 2021

Summer 2021: How California Educators Met the Moment with Re-engagement, Reconnection, and Reimagined Learning

Summer 2021 saw an unprecedented level of attention and infusion of public funding to increase access and expand the role of high-quality summer learning and enrichment programs. These investments sought to respond to the negative effects of distance learning, disengagement, and trauma experienced due to COVID-19, particularly for the students most harmed by the structural economic and racial inequities that have only been exacerbated during the pandemic. Partnership for Children & Youth has released a report describing how California educators met this moment.

December 09, 2021

Spiking Demand, Growing Barriers: The Trends Shaping Afterschool and Summer Learning in Rural Communities

Afterschool Alliance has released a new report, “Spiking Demand, Growing Barriers: The Trends Shaping Afterschool and Summer Learning in Rural Communities,” providing a look at the afterschool and summer landscape in rural communities, drawing off data from their America After 3PM research. Visit their dashboard to learn more about the findings from the report.