Monday, April 22, 2013

Summer Learning Training

Did you know?  Two-thirds of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. As a result, low-income youth are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college (Alexander et al, 2007).

The key to a strong summer of learning for youth is a well trained staff.  They must be armed with the right MIND SET and strategies to create summer success.  Summer learning should be an experience for youth rather than simply a program to attend.    

Check out C4K’s Summer Learning Basics and train your staff on Facts About Summer Learning Loss, Program Spirit, Planning Your Summer Program, Selecting and Developing a Theme, the Difference Between Traditional Summer School and Summer Learning, Engaging Youth in Your Summer Program, as well as the basics of high-quality program and exemplary performance.  A total of fifty-nine videos have been selected to strengthen your summer program. This staff development opportunity is available 24/7 from any computer.

Michelle Jenny from the Downey ASPIRE program says, “Consult 4 Kids is an important website for the [out-of-school time] field. Being able to provide technical assistance to staff at any time is invaluable. With less time and resources for in person training, this website fills the void. Being able to assign videos or to have staff explore on their own, provides flexibility.” 

Get your subscription to the Summer Learning Staff Development Program NOW!  It’s only $29.99 per site for a full year.  C4K also offers a multi-site user agreement that will significantly lower the cost when there are multiple sites involved.
   Or if you have further questions, contact us at or by calling (661) 322-4347.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Let us know what you think...