Recorded on March 29, 2021
Summer learning and enrichment programs can be beneficial in meeting the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students.
This archived online discussion, intended to elevate evidence-based components of high-quality summer learning and enrichment programs, describes how American Rescue Plan funds can be used to support program design and implementation, and how these opportunities can be available this summer and beyond by building district capacity, which includes philanthropy and community-based partnerships.
The discussion was hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety at WestEd.
- Jessica Cardichon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development
- Kristal Moore Clemons, National Director for the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools
- Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
- Carol Hill, Executive Director, San Francisco Beacon Initiative
- James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Virginia
- Christina Pate, Deputy Director, Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety at WestEd