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September 14, 2023

Just because the weather’s cooling down and the leaves are changing color doesn’t mean you have to say farewell to summer! In fact, Y4Y’s September is the perfect time to dream big and think about next year’s summer program. What went so well this time that you’ll do it again next year? What could be better? Gather your staff around the bonfire to toast marshmallows and compare notes while the summer’s still fresh in your mind. Then, to make sure you’re as prepared as can be for next time, follow Y4Y’s Summer Learning Initiative planning path:

  • Learn: Explore the Summer Learning Initiative website to learn from the experiences of 40 Summer Learning Initiative grantees across seven states who received in-depth coaching and professional development to build their summer programs. Visit the Program Implementation Planner page for practical tools and friendly advice on developing a plan that’s strategic, comprehensive, and results-oriented.
  • Listen: Catch the vision as leaders share how summer learning can make a positive difference for students. Also, check out the research on the potential benefits.
  • Launch: Follow the clearly marked planning path to start your journey toward a high-quality summer learning program. Starting down this easy-to-follow path now will lead you toward a 2024 summer with less stress and greater impact than ever before.

For now, take a deep breath, savor your summer successes, and add this note to your September calendar: Meet with the team to review the Y4Y summer learning roadmap.


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