Tuesday, June 8, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time
How young people spend their time during the summer months has a proven effect on academic achievement, graduation rates, and preparation for college. The mission of the National Summer Learning Association is to connect and equip schools and community organizations to deliver quality summer learning programs to our nation's youth to help close the achievement gap. During this webcast you'll learn about the risks associated with a lack of high-quality summer learning opportunities for youth, find out what makes a quality program, understand the policy context, and hear examples of successful summer program-related graduation outcomes.
Brenda McLaughlin leads the National Summer Learning Association's community initiatives, ensuring alignment between the organization's overall goals and on-the-ground strategies. Her background includes serving as director for research and evaluation at the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University. She is a recognized expert in the field of summer learning, regularly speaking to out-of-school-time professionals and the media.
Bob Seidel has lead responsibility for implementation of the National Summer Learning Association's federal policy agenda. Seidel's experience includes, most recently, government relations and policy advocacy for the national office of Communities In Schools, the nation's largest school dropout prevention network.
Solutions is produced by Clemson University Broadcast Productions in partnership with NDPC/N, with support from Catapult Learning and Penn Foster.