I am thrilled that Providence Mayor Elorza has formed a Summer Learning Task Force, and I am pleased to participate on it.
Summer learning loss is a real factor negatively impacting all students, and low-income students experience the greatest learning loss over the summer. We need to provide opportunities for our most vulnerable kids to avoid summer learning loss and to instead keep growing and gaining knowledge over the summer months.
The Children’s Friend Summer Learning & Enrichment Program has been giving our pre-school children just this opportunity for the past 6 years. I look forward to working with the task force to expand high-quality summer learning opportunities city-wide to meet the needs of our kids.