Summer Learning

Out-of-School Pillar: 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

  • 71% of students participating in a Summer Learning program in 2018 gained or maintained their reading scores.
  • More than 3,000 students participated in Summer Learning
  • 12 summer program partners served at 60 site locations
  • Learn more about the 2019 Summer Scholars Collaborative Programs

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.

Sign up to be a 2020 Summer Scholars Collaborative Program. Sign up here!

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

The Literacy Specialist will provide a variety of support to summer programs. The definitions of the areas of support as follows:

Classroom Management/ Support: Provide support to overall program structure and routine

Staff Mentoring/Coaching: Support program staff as a mentor, particularly for staff members interested in a career in education. Literacy Support Specialist can also assist with classroom/student/instruction questions.

Program Specific Assessment Proctoring: Literacy Support Specialist will provide support and assistance in proctoring program assessments.

Literacy Instruction Knowledge: Literacy Support Specialist can provide support in small groups literacy instruction, literacy best practices and/or support in ESL strategies.

Apply to be a Literacy Support Specialist here!

Download the full job description here