Program Stems Summer Learning Loss

Sunday, December 29, 2013

September 2013

The National Summer Learning Association states, “More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. As a result, low-income youth are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college.”

The children in The Village’s Summer Success program started the school year ahead of the game, thanks to support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Fund for Greater Hartford , The Wohl Foundation and Blum Shapiro for their generous support.

Summer Success is an intensive ten-week program that provides 150 children in our residential and extended day treatment programs with enrichment activities that promote continued education and good health. The program offers opportunities for the students to have fun, be engaged in learning, and be physically active during the summer months. The activities stem summer learning loss and provide learning opportunities otherwise unavailable to the youth served.