Summer Learning

Summer Learning Project

Research shows that up to two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income students and their higher income peers can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.  Under the leadership of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston is taking on this issue.  The Boston Opportunity Agenda, The Wallace Foundation, and others are investing in more than 1,500 new program slots to expand summer learning access.  Boston After School & Beyond and the Boston Public Schools co-manage this effort.   

Boston Summer Learning Project

Boston's approach to summer learning addresses the knowledge, skills, and experiences young people need to acquire in order to succeed in school, college, work, and life.  Schools draw on the strengths of teachers and leading program providers to provide a full-day, integrated learning experience.    

Each program employs a different mix of time, location, enrichment, and staffing based on the specific needs and interests of their children.  All are focused on the common goals of academic progress in math and language arts and improvement in specific skills (engagement, initiative, communication, and relationships with adults). 

 

                Introducing the 2013 Summer Learning Project Partnerships

School

Capacity, Grade(s) - Fall 2013

Community Partner (s)

Adams Elementary*

(15 students, Gr. 4)

Courageous Sailing  & USS Constitution Museum

Blackstone Elementary 

(40 students, Gr. 2,3) 

IBA

Burke High 

(40 students, Gr. 11, 12, and 2013 graduates) 

PIC & Freedom House

Channing Elementary*

(16 students, Gr. 4)

Hale Reservation

Chittick Elementary* 

(16 students, Gr. 4) 

Hale Reservation

Clap Innovation School* 

(7 students, Gr. 4) 

Hale Reservation

Condon Elementary* 

(28 students, Gr. 4) 

Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Dearborn Middle 

(30 students, Gr. 7,8)

MathPower

Dever Elementary* 

(31 students, Gr. 4) 

Tenacity

E. Greenwood Leadership Academy* 

(20 students, Gr. 4) 

YMCA Boston

Everett Elementary* 

(14 students, Gr. 4) 

YMCA Boston

Grew Elementary* 

(14 students, Gr. 4) 

Hale Reservation

Guild Elementary* 

(14 students, Gr. 4) 

Tenacity

Haley Elementary*

(16 students, Gr. 4) 

Courageous Sailing & Boston Family Boat Building

Harbor Middle

(40 students, Gr. 7,8)

Dorchester House

Harvard-Kent Elementary* 

(23 students, Gr. 4) 

USS Constitution Museum & Courageous Sailing

Hennigan Elementary*

(17 students, Gr. 4)

Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Higginson-Lewis K-8 

(30 students, Gr. 7,8) 

MathPower

Holland Elementary* 

(24 students, Gr. 4) 

Thompson Island

Jackson Mann K-8

(8 students, Gr. 4)

Tenacity

JF Kennedy Elementary 

(40 students, Gr. 2,3) 

Hyde Square Task Force

King K-8* 

(13 students, Gr. 4) 

Thompson Island

Lee Elementary 

(40 Students, Gr. 2,3) 

Sportsmen’s Tennis

Marshall Elementary* 

(24 students, Gr. 4) 

Thompson Island

Mather Elementary* 

(25 students, Gr. 4) 

Thompson Island

Mattahunt Elementary* 

(18 students, Gr. 4) 

Hale Reservation

McKay K-8* 

(17 students, Gr. 4) 

Tenacity

Medell Elementary*

(13 students, Gr. 4)

YMCA Boston

Middle School Academy 

(20 students, Gr. 6-9)

BELL

Orchard Gardens K-8*

(24 students, Gr. 4)

Thompson Island

Otis Elementary* 

(11 students, Gr. 4) 

Tenacity

Perkins Elementary*

(17 students, Gr. 4)

Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Perry School*

(13 students, Gr. 4)

Thompson Island

Rogers Middle 

(120 students, Gr. 6-9)

BELL

Russell Elementary*

(15 students, Gr. 4) 

Hale Reservation

Sumner Elementary*

(16 students, Gr. 4)

Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Tobin K-8 (ELL Focus)

(60 students, Gr. 6-8) 

Sociedad Latina

Trotter Elementary* 

(19 students, Gr. 4) 

YMCA Boston

Tynan Elementary*

(19 students, Gr. 4) 

Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Umana Academy*

(9 students, Gr. 4)

Tenacity

Warren/Prescott Elementary* 

(11 students, Gr. 4) 

USS Constitution Museum & Courageous Sailing

Winship Elementary*

(14 students, Gr. 4)

Tenacity

Winthrop Elementary* 

(17 students, Gr. 4) 

YMCA Boston

Young Achievers K-8*

(16 students, Gr. 4)

Courageous Sailing & Boston Family Boat Building

Young Achievers K-8

(80 students, Gr. 6-9)

BELL

        *Part of The Wallace Foundation’s national demonstration project. 3rd grade students identified

       though a lottery.