Every year, schools go on break over the summer. Many kids jump for joy. But not all. For some, summer is a time when learning stops, meals are scarce, and caring adults during the day are less accessible. Those that need a summer job don’t always know where to look. Safe places for exercise and play may not exist. You can help!
How to Accept The Gen2Gen Summer Challenge
TAKE A STAND
Send a quick email asking your mayor to declare July 13 “Summer Learning Day” and raise awareness about summer needs. Click here for a template that will make it easy. With your help, we can reach 500 mayors just in time!
Choose the summer gap issue below that you’re most passionate about. When you do, we’ll send you information on how to make a difference with local organizations, on your own, or with friends.
SHARE YOUR MOMENT
Capture your Gen2Gen summer moment working with youth,
and share it with us to help inspire others and make a larger impac
"By fifth grade, summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2.5 to 3 years behind their peers." (National Summer Learning Association) - You can help keep their education on track.
"Five out of every six students who receive free- and reduced- price lunches lose access to them when school is out." (Feeding America) - You can help these kids be well-nourished.
"Only 20% of 16- to 17-year-olds get a summer job, less than half the level as recently as 2000." (Pew Research Center) - You can help them find and secure summer employment.
Want to learn more?
Discover more about why summer matters and how you can make a difference. Watch our Gen2Gen Summer Challenge presentation.Watch The Presentation
Making the Case
Read why summer is such a critical time for kids
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