Monday, June 18, 2012

June 21st is National Summer Learning Day


By Sam Piha

In our last blog post, we featured two LIAS Youth Ambassadors from Azusa High School who talked about their experience at the CalSAC Afterschool Challenge. They traveled to Sacramento to advocate for afterschool programs by offering training to other youth participants, hosting an evening youth social event, and sharing their personal stories with California Legislators. 

June 21st is National Summer Learning Day. Please consider allowing staff and youth to travel to Sacramento to support and celebrate summer learning opportunities. Summer Matters will host a rally on the North Capitol steps beginning at 10:00am, followed by science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) student activities on the Capitol lawn. Picnic lunch begins at noon. Participants include State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, students, teachers, education officials, policymakers and more. 

Please RSVP to Beth Zygielbaum at beth@partnerforchildren.org or 510.830.4200 x1602. 

For more information on California's Summer Matters Initiative, visit their website. For a video on the value of summer learning, click here.

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