Norwalk ACTS in partnership with Horizons National, is hosting a free "Call to Action" Summer Learning Symposium, a gathering of city and district leadership, community leaders, parents, funders, summer learning providers, and stakeholders to discuss building a better summer learning system for Norwalk’s children and how to engage more children in high-quality summer programming during the summer months.
We know that more than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be attributed to unequal access to summer opportunities and Connecticut has one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation.
This “Call to Action” will explore what a collective, city-wide summer effort can provide for Norwalk’s children year-round, and how partners can leverage and expand upon Norwalk’s existing assets to increase capacity and effect systems change. The Symposium will feature experts from the National Summer Learning Association, Providence After School Alliance (PASA) and Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association who will provide insight into the development of some of the nation’s most successful regional summer initiatives.
The free Summer Learning Symposium will be held Saturday, April 30 from 9 am - 1 pm at the Norwalk Community College, East Campus, Pepsico Auditorium. For more information and to register, visit summerlearningsymposium.eventbrite.com.