Over summer vacation, children from lower income families exprience summer learning loss creating an approximate three-month achievement gap in reading skills. By the time they enter middle school, the cumulative effect adds up to a gap equal to two full years of achievement.
With 66% of children in seven of the neediest communities in Massachusetts not reading proficiently, we have no time to waste.
GIVE now and your support of United Way's Summer Learning Collaborative will help turn this summer into valuable learning time for 2,300 children at risk for school failure and drop out. Last summer this innovative initiative yielded breakthrough results: 89% of our Summer Learners avoided typical summer learning loss.
Learn more about the Summer Learning Collaborative