Give a Summer believes that all kids should enjoy great summer opportunities, that far too many kids don't, and that we can and we must change that.

View Give a Summer's new, groundbreaking report on youth access to summer opportunities at 5 Boston area public middle schools and how schools, and eventually communities, can translate those findings into specific actions to increase youth access to summer opportunities. 

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Summer can and should be a great and enriching time for all kids. But too many kids don't enjoy great opportunities and fall behind academically.

Yet no community knows, in any regular detail, where and why its youth miss out over the summer. 



Help communities understand where and why kids miss out on summer programs and take action to increase access to summer opportunities. 

Enlist mentor organizations and other volunteers to help more kids take part in great summer opportunities through multi-week, structured conversations that help their mentees get excited about, find, and enroll in great summer programs. 

We believe our initiatives address high need areas, deliver large and varied benefits, and complement great, different work done by other organizations.

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Over 2 years, we have worked with 6 Boston area schools, surveying more than 1,400 students and 200 parents, to help them understand where and why their students miss out over the summer.  

View public versions of the work we have done for our school partners. 

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