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Advancing Equity through Summer and School-Year Partnerships

June 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm


According to The Aspen Institute’s “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope” report, school-community coordination is critical to supporting children’s well-being. Building on this, new research from the National Academies of Sciences, titled “Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth,” highlights the role of summertime – a unique opportunity to foster such cross-sector partnerships. The importance of these partnerships are more important than ever before, given the trauma, adversity, food insecurity, and other disruptions that children and families are experiencing.

This webinar will share success stories and best practices of school and community collaboration to support children’s mental and physical health. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect and discuss the current uncertainty around what “back-to-school” may look like.

This session will continue the rich conversation sparked by the recent webinar, “Shaping Summertime Experiences: Aligning Practice to Recommendations,” that is available here: https://forumfyi.org/media/shaping-summertime-experiences-aligning-practice-to-recommendations/.

• Aaron Dworkin, CEO, National Summer Learning Association
• Daniel Hatcher, Director of Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

This session is presented in partnership with Every Hour Counts and the Afterschool Alliance, and is made possible by generous support from the Wallace Foundation.