The Challenge

Summer often results in learning loss. Research indicates that economically disadvantaged students lose as much as two months of literacy and math skills over the summer.

  • For some students, summers aren’t always a time for enrichment – not all children have equal opportunity to attend camps, visit museums, or trips, or being exposed to the arts, field trips, or cultural experiences.
  • Children from low-income communities are 7 times more likely to drop out of high school than their more affluent peers.
  • Only 16% of college students from under-resourced communities graduate from college-and only 8% of the very poorest.