Preventing the ‘summer slide’ through fun, academic-based programming that keeps students learning and safe through the summer.
Children growing up in low-income households fall behind an average of two months in reading achievement during the summer. And, this ‘summer slide’ adds up—by the end of fifth grade, children growing up in low-income households are nearly three grade equivalents behind their more affluent peers.
The city of Las Vegas seeks to reverse this trend through effective, research-based Summer Learning Academies.
In partnership with local education nonprofits, summer Learning Academies utilize explicit, engaging instruction in reading and math to mitigate the loss of academic skills during the summer months. Students are also provided a nutritious breakfast and lunch daily at no charge.
The Mayor’s Fund is seeking $300,000 in sponsorship to support the commissioning/residency fees for approximately 20 artists.