We are making summer smarter for low-income youth
in 2016, we served 1500 kids through seven member camps and helped to deliver:
campers enrolled in partner camps
teacher-counselors trained and supporting our camps
partner camps in Delaware
Why make summer smarter?
The academic achievement gap between high-income and low-income children is relatively small during the school year but widens significantly during the summer. Low-income children in Wilmington lost up to 3 months of learning in the summer while high-income children gain up to 2 months of learning. This dichotomy, repeated year after year, accounts for two-thirds of the academic achievement gap.
We’re helping to reverse learning loss
In 2016, 86% of our campers reversed summer learning loss, with 1 in 4 of those campers seeing a gain of one year or more.
Results that matter
In 2016, SummerCollab and our partnering agencies drove critical reading gains in our kids. 86% of our campers reversed summer learning loss, while experiencing an average 6.8 months of gains in the key literacy competencies of sight word recognition, vocabulary, and phonics.
“Together, we are collectively and significantly bucking the national and well-documented trend of the summer slide, closing the summer opportunity gap, and helping our kids return to school equipped to succeed.”