Summer Means Learning Loss for Many Kids

Parent & Family Engagement | 06/07/2016

Deb Jaquith Marketing and Communications Director

Deborah serves as the marketing communications director for Stand for Children Washington.

The long days of summer are upon us. And after school ends next week, your child can potentially lose up to two months of learning, putting them behind when fall leaves start to turn. 

Summer learning loss is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to high school dropout rates for lower income children. Nearly all children suffer some summer learning loss, but the impact is greater for children of modest means.

No matter your background or zip code, as parents you can help turn things around for your child. And we’ll give you resources and incentives to do it.

Register now to attend our Summer Superstars kick-off event at Tacoma’s Moore Library on Saturday, June 18 from 10 to noon. 

At the event you and children will meet the Rhubarb the Reindeer, the Tacoma Rainiers mascot. We’ll have snacks for the kids, games and prizes, free library cards, a reading corner and information about low-cost summer camps and classes. 

We’ll also provide you with Reading is Fundamental calendars listing simple, inexpensive ways to engage your child in learning this summer, along with information about other Stand-hosted events and activities. Check out the calendars.  We’ll be printing copies to make available at the Summer Superstars kick off.

You only need to participate in two Stand-sponsored events or five individual activities and you will be eligible to win two free tickets to a Tacoma Rainiers’ game in late August.

So join us on Saturday, June 18 for fun and learning. Together we’ll make sure your child is ready for school success in the fall.


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