On April 29, 2017, the Clinton Center will host the Bridge to the Future Festival, a FREE community festival that encourages students to read throughout their summer break in an effort to avoid learning loss. The festival brings together community organizations to provide fun, educational activities for kids, and literacy, health, and safety resources for parents.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Clinton Presidential Park
According to extensive research, all students experience some level of “summer learning loss” or “summer setback” while on summer breaks. Some students are more effected by the summer break than their peers. Some quick facts:
• Students score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do at the beginning of summer vacation.
• Students who see the biggest drops in test scores are already in higher-risk low-income groups.
• “Summer setback” has a cumulative effect and can follow students through high school.
• Educators, on average, spend four-to-six weeks re-teaching material that was lost during the “summer setback.”If you are interested in being a 2017 Bridge to the Future partner, click here.