Summer Reading Partners

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.

 Congratulations to our Summer Reading Partners who completed more than 356,000 minutes of reading and the supporters who helped it happen!

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Summer Reading Partners

  • Grace M. Eaton Early Learning Center
  • Teach For America
  • Martha O’Bryan Summer Camp
  • YWCA Family Literacy Center
  • 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
  • YouthLife Learning Center
  • Youth Encouragement Services
  • Watkins Park Community Center
  • Read to Ready

Summer Reading Partner Supporters

  • Nashville Public Library
  • Book’em
  • Imagination Library
  • Vanderbilt Pediatrics
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Fifty Forward
  • Conexion Americas

PILOT TIMELINE

February 21

ITP Releases

March 14

Community Meeting

March 21

ITP Deadline

March 26

ITP Follow Up

April

Partner Training

May-Aug

Pilot

Outputs

15
SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
15
SUMMER PROGRAMS TRAINED
300
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING

Short-term Goals

Students report increased confidence & interest in reading

80%
of participating camps implement summer reading for 80% of camp duration

Increase number of students that read 200 minutes during the summer

Mid-term Goals

80%
of participating students meet or exceed FAST, MAP, and GOLD scores from spring on the August tests

Increase in the number of students who are Kindergarten Ready

80%
of participating students meet winter & spring FAST, MAP, and GOLD scores

Long-term Goal


Strengthen Student Literacy