Summer Changes Everything - National Conference on Summer Learning in Baltimore, Maryland


Without any intervention, all students lose an average of two months of learning during the summer, but for low-income students, the loss is even greater. For many at-risk students, summer is a time of uncertainty when the absence of a school schedule leaves children without adequate supervision, access to regular, healthy meals, and opportunities to participate in constructive learning. The National Summer Learning Association strives to close the achievement gap through high-quality summer learning for all children and youth.  

Next week, they will be hosting the National Conference on Summer Learning in Baltimore, Maryland on October 12-14. The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, will kick off the conference and Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be the keynote speaker. Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland (YAMD) will be presenting an exhibition of artwork created by Baltimore City School Students who participated in YAMD's Summer Arts Academy. The Summer Arts Academy provided students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a summer learning from the best teachers and teaching artists Maryland has to offer. Features of this exhibit include ceramic sculptures, mural and comic illustrations, along with student poems entitled, “I am Baltimore.” 

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland is dedicated to curbing summer time learning loss statewide. Read more about Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland's work in Baltimore City Schools this past summer- YAMD Summer Time Arts Program Feature.



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