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Online Professional Learning and
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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Summer Learning


Intentional design can help a summer learning program meet students’ needs and reduce summer learning loss. Targeted interventions can build knowledge and skills, enrich academic learning, and provide real-life opportunities for students to practice skills and apply what they’ve learned. In these three chapters, you’ll learn about the history of summer learning and why it’s important for 21st CCLC programs, how to plan so students have a high-impact experience, and ways to put a continuous improvement process in place.

Implementation Strategies

This self-paced, self-directed section of the course provides guidance on how to design, plan, implement and assess a high-quality summer learning program. It provides strategies, tools and resources for every step, from Building Your Program Team, to Intentionally Designing Activities, to Implementing a Continuous Improvement Process.

Coaching My Staff

Use the Trainings to Go and Training Starter resources to help your staff develop the skills they need to implement a high-quality summer learning program.


Find downloadable, customizable tools that can assist you in planning, implementing and assessing your program.

My Notebook

Summer Learning

The Notebook is a useful way to jot down notes as you go through the various topics available on the You For Youth website. If you'd like to use the notebook, please sign in if you already have an account or register now to join the Y4Y community!