National Days of Advocacy


National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Your participation sends a powerful message across the nation that summers matter and offers an opportunity to showcase how summers can make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people. Find out more.




Governor Haley proclaims October 20th, 2016 Lights On Afterschool  Day as 2,300 students participate in events ranging from student writing, open house tours, speakers and more!


Read the full Proclamation.

SAVE THE DATE: July 14, 2016

The National Summer Learning Association is a WONDERFUL resource for activity ideas, planning guides, research and funding opportunities for summer camps.  Check it out today!

Together we can ensure all SC children are safe, healthy and engaged in learning during the summer.  Let’s prevent summer learning loss and be certain to do the following:


Regular attendance in high-quality summer programs is associated with a range of positive academic and social development outcomes, including improved math and literacy skills, successful transition to the next grade, improved self-esteem and leadership skills, increase attachment to the labor market and increase likelihood of future employment.  (Chaplin & Capizzano 2006; Roderick & Nagaoka 2003; Cooper, et al. 1996; Bialeschki, Henderson and Jame 2007; Sum et al 2007; Granger, Durlak, Yohalem and Reisner 2007)