Studies show that summer reading loss can result in economically disadvantaged students falling 2.5 to 3 years behind by the end of elementary school. The SRP Sustain A-Team’s Summer Reading Partners aims to reduce summer reading loss. This initiative calls on summer camps, programs, daycares, etc that serve PreK – 4th students who are economically disadvantaged to commit to becoming Summer Reading Partners by embedding a minimum of 20 minutes of literacy time into their daily activities at least 4 times per week.
Organizations and individuals can also support Summer Reading Partners. Support from organizations and individuals can include but is not limited to:
- Provide incentives for camp/program participants
- Book donations
- Volunteer Read Alouds to camp students
Interested in helping? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org