National Summer Learning Day 2016 Will Be One of Hundreds Across the Nation Aimed at Keeping Kids Learning, Healthy and Safe this Summer.
Palm Beach County, Florida – Prime Time Palm Beach County (Prime Time) in partnership with Resource Depot, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) highlighted the importance of summer learning opportunities through Prime Time’s National Summer Learning Day Literacy Art Contest. The event was part of National Summer Learning Day, an advocacy day led by NSLA to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer.
Prime Time received generously donated art kits that included recycled materials from Resource Depot and books from the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Summer camps were invited to pick up the kits to read the donated books to their campers and then re-create scenes from the books on one single, large montage with the recycled materials on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Prime Time asked all participating summer camps to share photos on social media using #keepkidslearning to promote the importance of keeping children learning and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle during the summer months.
- Congratulations to the Milagro Center and Citrus Cove Elementary summer camp for winning Prime Time's NSLD Literacy Art Contest. Each winner will receive $100 to assist with summer camp expenses.
“High-quality learning experiences over the summer can make a significant difference in stemming summer learning loss,” said Suzette Harvey, President/CEO of Prime Time Palm Beach County. Prime Time supports a range of expert providers in Palm Beach County who keep children engaged year round in fun and educational activities while in summer camp and after school.
Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The math and reading skills low-income students lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income kids. A survey performed by NSLA, indicated that two-thirds of teachers said they spend at least a month re-teaching students old material when they return from summer vacation.
- Prime Time Palm Beach County receives significant funding from the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County.