Summer Learning in Boston
Boston Afterschool & Beyond, the Boston Public Schools, and the Boston Opportunity Agenda will collaborate with 80 summer sites through the Boston Summer Learning Community. Together, these sites pursue three shared goals: increasing student access to summer learning, improving the quality of programs, and scaling best practices. These 80 sites will implement common program quality measurement tools, track student participation uniformly, and focus their programming on four power skills: critical thinking, relationships, perseverance, and self-regulation.
Sixteen of these sites will implement the Summer Learning Project (SLP) model, in which BPS certified academic teachers and community non-profit staff co-deliver full-day programming. These sites draw from a variety of BPS schools, and include: Franklin Park Zoo, Hale Reservations, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, Sociedad Latina, and the Boston Private Industry Council. These sites will combine to serve nearly 900 students, including early readers, English Language Learners, and off-track high school youth.