Our Results

We are making summer smarter for low-income youth

In 2018, we served 2,300 kids through fourteen member camps and helped to deliver.

Hands-on, expertly designed curriculum

Access to qualified individuals dedicated to reversing summer learning loss

Ongoing assessment to track student needs and growth

Targeted literacy interventions that meet students' individual needs

Check out our most recent impact information

2022 impact report


campers enrolled in partner camps


staff members 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 2018, 86.2% of our campers reversed summer learning loss, with 14% showing a gain of a year or more.


Results that matter

In 2018, SummerCollab and our partnering agencies drove critical reading gains in our kids. 86.2% of our campers reversed summer learning loss, while experiencing an average 3.4 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.”