SUMMER READING PARTNERS

Now in its 4th year, Summer Reading Partners is an initiative organized by the Summer Reading Partners A-Team & Blueprint Working Group  to help curb summer reading loss for children age Pre-K through 4rd grade. Summer Reading Partner camps are equipped with new skills and literacy tools that enable them to embed reading time and other enrichment into their daily activities.

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Summer Reading Partners is a collaborative component of Nashville’s Blueprint for Early Childhood Success.

Outputs

8
NEW SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
2
NEW PREK SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
40
SUMMER PROVIDER STAFF TRAINED
1110
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING

Short-term Goals

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)

80%
of participating camps implement summer reading for 80% of camp duration
80%
Retain 80% of programs from the 2019 pilot

Mid-term Goals

80%
of participating students for each subgroup meet or exceed expected FAST and MAP score from spring on the August test
80%
of participating students for each subgroup meet winter and spring FAST and MAP targets

Long-term Goal


Strengthen Student Literacy

Summer Reading Partners A-Team

  • Elizabeth Atack, Nashville Public Library, Co-Chair
  • Katie Pattullo, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Co-Chair
  • Allison Fasig, Project Transformation
  • Brooke Seigle-Rochelle, Imagination Library
  • Che’Ara Dykes, Martha O’Bryan Center
  • Connie Sharp, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Elandriel Lewis, United Way of Greater Nashville
  • Holly Stone, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Jeanne Faine, Lipscomb College of Education
  • Jill Baker, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Lindsay Jensen, Nashville Public Library
  • Melissa Spradlin, Book’em
  • Monique Hodison, Schrader Lane Child Care
  • Pam Caban, Metro Parks and Recreation
  • Phyllis Phillips, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Viva Price, Youth Encouragement Services

A-Team Manager: Glen Biggs