Summer for All: Lessons from 10 Years of Boston Summer Learning

This brief presents one city’s efforts to engage huge numbers of children and youth in summer programming through the strategic use of extensive public-private partnerships. It offers to other cities a promising model for bringing together program leaders, schools and universities, city planners, philanthropists, businesses, and researchers to benefit children. The report highlights four main learnings about what it takes to bring an engaging, impactful summer learning model to scale: (1) thinking beyond boundaries, (2) cultivating a diverse network, (3) focusing on cross-cutting skills, and (4) measuring and learning together.

Related Topics
Summer Learning
Establishing summer opportunities
Engaging Activities
Subsidy, Eligibility, and Equal Access
Systems Building
School & Community Partnerships
Boston After School & Beyond
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12 pages
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