Summer Learning Initiative


Did you know, that on average, students can lose up to two months of reading skills over the summer?

Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The math and reading skills low-income students lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income kids. We all cherish the notion of summer as a time of relaxation and fun, but it comes at a heavy cost to low-income students and the schools that serve them.


That’s why United Way of Susquehanna County is investing in strategies that help address the underlying challenges that can keep young children, especially those in low-income families, from learning to read proficiently.


At the United Way of Susquehanna County, we’re working hard to address the challenge of the “summer slide” through unique and innovative programs and initiatives.


Summer Learning Activity Guide

Parents, get your free Summer Learning Activity guide to keep your child reading and learning throughout the summer months, here.