The Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University has kicked off a fundraising campaign to generate $50 million in public support for summer learning programs.
With an initial grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the center plans to campaign around the U.S. to push summer learning as a key policy priority.
The university says young people risk “losing ground academically” during the summer, especially children from low-income families.
The campaign will seek to increase awareness and public funding of summer learning opportunities in impoverished communities.
The center also plans to work with school districts to strengthen policies and practices related to summer learning programs, provide training and assistance and help summer program providers network with each other to offer better services.