Workshop on Summertime Opportunities to Promote Child and Adolescent Education and Health Outcomes

August 5, 2016

keckYou're invited to this upcoming workshop, hosted in partnership with a number of national colleagues.

They include Georgia Hall, senior research scientist at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, a HOST member. The event will include a discussion on Reducing Risk for Obesity During Summertime.

Workshop on Summertime Opportunities to Promote Child and Adolescent Education and Health Outcomes

August 25, 2016

Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 5th St., NW
Washington, DC (directions)

Summertime offers an array of opportunities to promote healthy child and adolescent development. Non-cognitive skills that support academic learning and career preparedness, for example, are fostered during the summer months. The variety of settings where summer programs are offered—including camps, community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, schools, libraries, and museums—provide diverse learning opportunities that can lead to a range of positive educational and health outcomes for children and youth. However, significant disparities based on socio-economic status and geography exist for accessing high-quality programming and core tools for learning during the summer months.

On August 25, 2016, the Board on Children, Youth, and Families at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a 1-day public workshop in Washington, D.C. that will highlight the latest research on summer programming and explore the links, both existing and potential, between summer programs and the broader ecosystem of child and adolescent learning opportunities. The workshop format is designed to stimulate discussion among individuals working in all areas of the summertime space, including program providers, researchers, funders, and policymakers. The workshop will also identify gaps in current research that may inform a future consensus study on summertime opportunities to promote healthy child and adolescent development. An 8-page brief summary of the workshop discussions will be posted on the project’s website.

If you would like to receive updates about this project, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request to be added to the project listserv.

For additional information about this workshop, please visit http://nas.edu/summertime.

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