Backpack on bench
Backpack on bench

Summer Learning

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  • CitiesSpeak

This summer, 32,973 summer youth employees in 25 cities have pledged to save a portion of their pay as part of the America Saves for Young Workers (ASYW) initiative, a partner of the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education…

Youth worker.
Youth worker.
  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders are increasingly embracing the strategy of afterschool and summer learning to help expand enrichment opportunities for youth and address a broad range of issues such as academic success, public safety, workforce preparedness,…

Sitting on bench
Sitting on bench
  • CitiesSpeak

As I start a new career as a preschool teacher here in Washington, D.C., I leave the NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families with a unique set of skills I’ll be able to utilize in my classroom and beyond.

NLC’s early childhood…

children
children
  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the target goals?

Newark, N.J. has emerged as a national leader in the summer learning movement which seeks to serve children and youth at risk of learning losses during summer months when schools are not in session. Summer…

  • CitiesSpeak

This post was co-written by Kellie May. A version of this post appears on the National Recreation and Park Association's blog, Open Space.

In cities across the country, parks and recreation departments are often the go-to resource for…

Healthy eating
Healthy eating
  • CitiesSpeak

Tapping my mechanical pencil on my desk, I could feel the excitement coursing through my veins. Summer vacation started in four minutes and I could barely keep from jumping out of my chair and sprinting down the hall towards the bus lane. My…