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About Baltimore City Super Summer

Baltimore City Super Summer is an innovative partnership between the City of Baltimore, Baltimore City Public Schools and nonprofits to ensure that every child has access to learning, meals, reading and other fun activities during the summer.

Baltimore City Super Summer is a project of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore Housing, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Family League of Baltimore City, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Parks & People Foundation, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and other partners.

Why are summer learning programs so important?

Though summer is a carefree occasion for young people, it also represents a time when students can lose critical knowledge and skills.

When they return to school in the fall, students lose, on average, one month of learning overall from where they were at the end of the school year. Known as “summer learning loss,” it disproportionately affects low-income students, who lose an additional two to three months in reading more than their higher income peers. These knowledge losses can build up over time, leaving students farther behind academically and less prepared to achieve in school and beyond.

But students who take part in summer learning can stay on their school game and even advance so when they start the new school year, they are ready to learn and take on new educational challenges.

For more information about summer learning, check out the National Summer Learning Association.