National  Summer Learning Day

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price proclaimed July 13 as National Summer Learning Day, a day to reflect on the importance of keeping children and youth safe, healthy and engaged in learning throughout the summer break.

Watch Fort Worth’s Summer Learning Day Proclamation by Mayor Betsy Price

LaToya Stewart, United Way of Tarrant County’s vice president of community development and co-chair of the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership’s Summer Learning Collaborative Action Network, received the proclamation on June 20, during the Fort Worth City Council session.

Help us prevent “Summer Slide”

Research from groups such as the National Summer Learning Association and Johns Hopkins University show that, on average, U.S. students lose up to two months of reading skills from the time school is out until school starts again in the fall.

Help us prevent the “Summer Slide” by joining a wide array of public agencies such as the City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Library, United Way of Tarrant County, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, Fort Worth ISD,  community-based organizations, schools, libraries, museums, recreation centers, and businesses in the Greater Fort Worth community to offer or enhance summer learning opportunities for children through the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership.

Send us a note at to share what your organization will do to celebrate early childhood literacy on July 13, and plan to help us celebrate Fort Worth Summer Learning Day on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #SummerLearning.

Fort Worth Summer Learning Day Proclamation

Fort Worth Summer Learning Day Proclamation