How to Get the Word Out on Summer Learning

​​​​​​​​​​​Research shows that students with high attendance in quality summer learning programs gain an advantage in math and reading. But getting kids to sign up for voluntary summer learning programs isn't easy. In this guide, you'll learn from five school districts how to launch a summer learning recruitment effort.​

The Summer Learning Recruitment Guide is also available in printed format.

 This Guide's Three Steps



Get Started/knowledge-center/summer-learning/recruitment/Pages/why-recruit.aspxGet Started<img alt="" src="/knowledge-center/summer-learning/recruitment/PublishingImages/SEL-recruit-icon.png" width="124" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div class="ExternalClassD8A6CD525EAB42FF8A06D7B2F0C8DBBA"><ul><li>​The importance of a recruitment program</li><li>The research behind this guide</li><li>Putting together your team<br></li></ul></div>
Develop Your Strategy/knowledge-center/summer-learning/recruitment/Pages/develop-your-strategy.aspxDevelop Your Strategy<img alt="" src="/knowledge-center/summer-learning/recruitment/PublishingImages/WFKnight.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div class="ExternalClass9FC3532A0A204847AFBE28975646E887"><ul><li>​What parents think about summer learning</li><li>Building the foundation for your recruitment program<br></li><li>Best practices for recruitment<br></li></ul></div>
Create Your Game Plan/knowledge-center/summer-learning/recruitment/Pages/build-your-gameplan.aspxCreate Your Game Plan<img alt="" src="/knowledge-center/summer-learning/recruitment/PublishingImages/SEL-gameplan-icon.png" width="124" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div class="ExternalClassCF722D356F29457ABD742A91FBC83C11"><ul><li> Proven tactics from experienced districts</li><li> What’s essential, what’s recommended and what’s optional</li><li> How to manage the work </li></ul></div>

This guide is based on lessons  from the National Summer Learning Project (NSLP), the largest study ever to look at whether and how large-scale, voluntary summer learning programs offered by public school districts can help improve educational outcomes for children. For more information on the details of the project and to see the research published to date, visit our knowledge center.