Summer Learning

Summer slide can cause low-income children to fall 2.5 to 3 years behind their peers by 5th grade.

Summer Scholars Collaborative Highlights

  • Students participating in a Summer Learning program in 2019 gained or maintained their reading scores.

  • More than 3,000 students participated in a Summer Learning program last year

  • There were 12 summer program partners that served students at 60 site locations last year


Summer Learning Collaborative aligns best practices, shares data, and replicates what works to incorporate an enriching literacy component to existing summer camps in Fort Worth. Read Fort Worth co-creates with summer partners a toolkit of research-validated resources to incorporate literacy instruction into each day of camp. The goal is to ensure that students maintain or show improvement in reading performance, mitigating the likelihood of summer slide.

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Read Fort Worth is seeking Literacy Support Specialists for Summer 2020. 

The Literacy Specialist will provide a variety of support to summer programs. The main areas of support include: Classroom Management/Support:, Staff Mentoring/Coaching, Program Specific Assessment Proctoring, and Literacy Instruction Knowledge.

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