The PreK- Elementary A-Team’s 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.
The 2018 Summer Reading Partners Pilot recruited 16 summer programs that served 756 students. Students participating in the pilot logged 356,000 minutes of reading! Participating students that read more than 660 minutes experienced gains that equated to 1-month of growth! The results and learnings from the 2018 pilot have shaped the 2019 Summer Reading Partners Pilot and Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.
View the Summer Reading Partners pilot recognition at the MNPS School Board Meeting.
Summer Reading Partners
- Grace M. Eaton Early Learning Center
- Teach For America
- Martha O’Bryan Summer Camp
- Moves and Grooves Summer Camp
- Salama Urban Ministries
- Fannie Battle Day Home for Children
- Schrader Lane Early Learning Center
- Metro Action Mobile Youth Cafe
- Hadley Park Summer Camp
- Coleman Park Community Center
- New Hope Summer Enrichment Camps
- Youth Encouragement Services
- Watkins Park Community Center
- Camp Explore
Summer Reading Partner Supporters
- Nashville Public Library
- Imagination Library
- Vanderbilt Pediatrics
- Country Music Hall of Fame
- Fifty Forward
- Conexion Americas
ITP Follow Up
April & May
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)
Set baseline measures for PreK, subgroups, and student participating for multiple years