Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth

This report examines evidence on outcomes and the effectiveness of summer experiences for youth on academic learning, social and emotional development, physical and mental health, and safety. The report provides comprehensive conclusions and recommendations on how to improve planning, administration, and coordination; availability, access, and equity; and advancing data collection and research to bring equity so all children have positive outcomes from summer experiences. There is a report at a glance for those with limited time to explore this seminal resource. There is also a webinar that summarizes the findings of the report.  Webinar recording:


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Resource Type
230 pages
Publication Date
Archive Status