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It's Summer Learning Week!

by Danielle Baer | | Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Policy & Legislation

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed the week of July 10th as Summer Learning Week across Washington State. This is the third year Governor Inslee has lent his support to this celebration of high quality summer programming, highlighting the need for engaging and fun programs across Washington State that are accessible to all of Washington’s children and youth. Read the full proclamation here

National Summer Learning Day is an opportunity to showcase your summer program and help spread awareness and enthusiasm around summer learning.This year, Washington is expanding to a week-long celebration of all things summer to show strong support for summer programming.  

It's not too late to plan an event to showcase your program, whether it happens this week or anytime during the summer. Help us show policymakers, parents, and the public how summer programs prevent learning loss and give kids the opportunity to have exciting and fun learning opportunities all year round!

Don't forget to promote summer learning through social media and connect to the movement statewide and across the country using hashtags #keepkidslearning and #SummerWA. Our Summer Learning Week webpage has tips and sample social media posts for you to use. 

Here at School's Out Washington, we'll be celebrating STEM and summer learning with youth from five summer programs on Wednesday in Seattle, and we'll kick off Summer Learning Day in partnership with ESD 113 in Centralia on Thursday.

Are you planning an event? Don't forget to register, and contact David Beard, SOWA's Policy & Advocacy Director, to share about your celebration and summer program.

Visit our Summer Learning Week webpage for tips and tools on how to host your own Summer Learning Day event and be part of the movement to give all children and youth the opportunity to benefit from summer all year round!

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