The Summer Reading Partners initiative is designed to curb summer reading loss!
Studies show that summer reading loss can result in economically disadvantaged students falling 2.5 to 3 years behind. The Summer Reading Partners initiative calls on summer camps, daycares, and other programs that serve PreK – 4th students who are economically disadvantaged to commit to embedding “Drop Everything and Read” time into their program.
2020 Summer Reading Partners
2020 Summer Reading Partners were asked to:
- Read a minimum of 20 minutes per day through the duration of the program. Literacy time can be read-aloud or independent. Camps are encouraged to get students to read at least 660 minutes.
- Join the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Adults are also encouraged to join the challenge.
- Track student reading through the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Students will be eligible for prizes.
- Attend a training that will provide tools to help embed literacy time in their programs.
Increase the number of students that read 600 minutes by 10% (baseline 56% from the 2018 Summer Reading Partners Pilot)
Increase the number of students that read 660 minutes or more to 30% (baseline 11% from the 2018 Summer Reading Partners Pilot)
Strengthen Student Literacy
Summer Reading Partners A-Team
- Elizabeth Atack, Nashville Public Library, Co-Chair
- Aliya Washington Smith, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Co-Chair
- Allison Fasig, Project Transformation
- Che’Ara Dykes, Martha O’Bryan Center
- Connie Sharp, Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Dana Eckman, Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Elandriel Lewis, United Way of Greater Nashville
- Holly Stone, Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Jeanne Faine, Lipscomb University College of Education
- Katie Pattullo, Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Lisa Bubert, Nashville Public Library
- Melissa Spradlin, Book’em
- Pam Caban, Metro Parks and Recreation
- Phyllis Phillips, Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Viva Price, Youth Encouragement Services