Children fall behind during the summer months, when they don’t have opportunities to learn and grow. They come back to school in September and need to catch up to their classmates who have those opportunities.
Rhode Island Summer Learning
The Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative is a six-week summer model that offers Rhode Island children a learning opportunity that combines hands-on experiences with real-world applications. These programs focus on service learning, which helps build essential skills, such as civic-mindedness and citizenship. To learn more, please click here.
Rhode Island Afterschool Network (RIAN), is a statewide network of Rhode Islanders who support quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities for young people. RIAN develops partnerships, informs policies, and shapes practices that sustain and increase the number of quality programs across Rhode Island. To learn more, please click here.
Here are ways that you can help children learn during the summer:
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Early Learning Fact Sheet: Focus on Summer Learning
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook Indicator: Out-of-School Time