This summer, extra resources and extra attention are being focused on summer learning opportunities. This extra attention and funding are increasing opportunities for high-quality and coordinated summer programs that support both young people’s academic and social and emotional growth. Through the Wallace Foundation’s National Summer Learning Project, our knowledge base of how to stand up, structure, and implement effective school district and partner-led summer programs has greatly increased.
Young People Facing Challenges Need Schools & Services to Work Together to Support and Nurture Them as They Build Their Futures
Blog by Mishaela Durán, President & CEO
This piece is featured in the 1/24 The 74 Newsletter
When I first saw West Side Story, one moment brought me back to my high school principal’s office. The Jets were singing, “We ain’t no delinquents, we’re misunderstood. Deep down inside us there is good!”
I could have said the same thing when my principal was suspending me for truancy. He told me I would never amount to anything.