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Summer Program Resources
Why is Summer Learning Important?
It is essential that youth continue to stay engaged during their time spent out of school and throughout their summer breaks. During these times it is crucial that young people have continuous opportunities for continued learning, healthy activities and nourishment, and adult supervision. The benefits of attending a proper summer program for youth will be to close the summer learning loss gap, stay active and healthy, and to have trained adults guiding youth development. Learn more about summer learning.
News & Resources
National Summer Learning Day Read about the 2012 events across the country.
Summer Servings: 18 and Under Eat at No Cost in Marion County. Learn more here.
Summer Changes Everything National Conference Find out about this year's conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh on October 23-24, 2011.
Simplified Summer Food Program: If you are interested in becoming a Simplified Summer Food Program site, contact Julie Sutton or Carol Markle at the Indiana Department of Education: 800-537-1142 or 317-232-0850
The MCCOY Learning Network: Training & Networking for Youth Development Professionals
Tips, Tools & Resources for Youth Development Pros
Local Summer Youth Programs: MCCOY's Youth Activity Directory
Funded by a grant from the Summer Youth Program Fund.
A national model, the Summer Youth Program Fund is a partnership of 11 area grant-making bodies. It seasonally funds local nonprofits that provide much-needed safe, engaging summer fun to thousands of Marion County youth - like recreation, camping, arts, academics, college and job readiness, and cultural enrichment. SYPF recognizes the significant value of programs that engage young people in summer learning, expose youth to positive experiences, sustain health, and offer community service. It also recognizes the importance of caring adults who provide important mentoring through their dedication and sacrifice in summer months.