NJPSA/FEA/NJSACC Summit Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs: More Important Than Ever!
- Presenters: Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, Erik Peterson, Senior Vice President of Policy at Afterschool Alliance; Panels of Afterschool/Summer Providers and School/District Leaders.
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The pandemic has taken a serious toll on students, causing significant learning loss, social isolation, stress and trauma. Research proves that high-quality summer and afterschool programs improve students’ reading and math skills. Programs also are effective at increasing students’ school attendance, course credits, and on-time graduation. Students need not only academic support, but also social and emotional support. They need help sustaining and rebuilding relationships, talking about their experiences and emotions, developing as leaders and agents of change, and re-engaging with their interests.
Because they’re rooted in local partnerships, summer and afterschool programs are able to leverage resources and space from libraries, parks, museums, churches, businesses and other community organizations. Join us to hear from national and state leaders on the ways that summer and afterschool programs are proven to accelerate learning gains and to support positive mental health. Learn how federal COVID relief dollars can provide resources to support afterschool and summer programs.
- Fee: Free
- Date/Time: Tuesday, March 23, 2020 from 10am – noon EST