Effective and Promising Summer Learning Programs and Approaches for Economically-Disadvantaged Children and Youth: A White Paper for The Wallace Foundation
Anderson Moore, Kristin
New York, NY: The Wallace Foundation
Child Trends July 2009, 43 pages
This White Paper summarizes findings from an extensive literature review that was conducted to identify effective and promising models and approaches for meeting the needs of low-income children, youth, and families during the summer months. Special attention is paid to summer learning programs that serve urban, low-income children and youth. Data on program participation suggest that children and youth who would stand to benefit the most from summer learning programs (i.e., children and youth who are economically disadvantaged, have low school engagement, and/or exhibit problem behavior) are the least likely to participate. (Description from source).