Without support, research shows that children from low-income families lose more than two months of reading achievement every summer, compared to their more affluent peers.*
The LA’s BEST Summer Learning Program keeps kids engaged and active while school is out, helping to prevent summer learning loss. For six weeks during summer, five hours a day, Monday through Friday, children are engaged in experiential learning opportunities around language arts, sports, student wellness and lots of fun – at no cost to parents.
Students in the LA’s BEST Summer Learning Program maintain and/or gain up to one-third of a grade level in English language vocabulary skills.
English Language Learners in the LA’s BEST Summer Learning Program demonstrate statistically significant gains in their grade-level vocabulary skills in English.**