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Keep your child's brain active during summer

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 by Maggie LaBarbera

This month is also the kick off to summer learning.    As a strong supporter of summer learning, I wanted to give a shout out to our wonderful First Lady Michelle Obama for all that she does to help our children.  She has a taken an important stand to raise awareness and promote the importance of summer learning.    

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to tour student demonstrations and deliver remarks at the National Summer Learning Day Fair at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.

The National Summer Learning Day Fair, co-hosted by the U.S Department of Education and NSLA, marked National Summer Learning Day on June 20th by bringing together high school students and education leaders from across the country to highlight the critical role summer learning plays in preparing young people for successful college entry and completion.

On the same day, hundreds of cities and programs across the country hosted local events to build awareness around the need for and benefits of high-quality summer learning programs. 

The First Lady's Reach Higher initiative focuses on the importance of pursuing and completing some form of higher education, and encourages students to do their part to answer the President's call to ensure that by the year 2020, America once again has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. 


Nourish Thought for the Day:  

Keep your child's brain nourished and challenged throughout summer with fun interactive programs that promote reading, writing and critical thinking.

This video gives some surprising facts about the importance of summer learning.





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