City, School District partner to provide summer programming

Welcome families! After a year of virtual learning, we understand that more than ever, our students will be seeking academic support, opportunities to connect with their peers over the summer, and help in preparing to return to in-person learning in the fall of 2021.

We have designed our summer programming to meet the challenges we know our students face right now. By partnering with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families, University of Pennsylvania, William Penn Foundation, Read2Succeed, and the Philadelphia Youth Network, teachers, and principals, we’ve created a well-rounded range of academic and enrichment experiences. We are excited to welcome students entering grades K -12 when summer programming begins on June 28, 2021.

Summers matter! Here’s why.

Summer learning programs are proven to maintain and advance students’ academic and social growth. It’s likely for students to experience learning loss during summer vacation. This is sometimes referred to as the summer slide. Because they’re not engaging in learning every day, students can forget what they learned during the school year.  An academic summer program that incorporates enrichment experiences is the perfect way to engage students and make sure they don’t forget the critical skills they have already learned, especially given the school year’s unique nature.

Which of our students is a good fit for summer programming?

All current School District of Philadelphia students entering grades K-12 are eligible and encouraged to participate! Summer learning programs are proven to reinforce and build new skills, sending young people back to school in September ready to learn.  Additionally, summer youth employment programs engage older youth in meaningful activities that help them cultivate new skills, prepare for college, improve grades, and earn money.

When exploring summer programming, please see the information related to the grade your child WILL BE IN when entering school this coming fall. And contact us with any questions.

How do I get started?

Go here and use the links to access the programming that is available for the grade your student will be entering in the fall. All the important specifics, including how to register, are included for each age group.


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