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.
SUMMER READING PARTNER CRITERIA
Ideal programs will serve economically disadvantaged students in grade PreK – 4th and have a program length of a minimum of three weeks. Programs will commit to:
- Read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day through the duration of the program. Literacy time can be read-aloud or independent reading.
- Send representatives to a half-day training.
- Connect students to the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and track individual student reading activity through the challenge.
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