Summer creates heightened stress and uncertainty for many
families. Without the resources and stability the school year
provides, many are faced with food instability compounded by a
lack of affordable activities for kids, and potential learning
loss over the summer.
Research shows that students lose ground academically when they
are out of school during the summer — a phenomenon known as
”the summer slide.”
The effects of summer learning loss are cumulative.
Low-income students can fall behind their peers up to 2.5
to 3 years by fifth grade. Thus, widening the
achievement gap and increasing the likelihood that these children
will drop out of high school.