From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope

A growing movement dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children is reshaping learning and changing lives across America. This Aspen Institute report outlines how learning happens and what strategies can help local communities…

Summer 2019 Debrief Presentation

Capturing the efforts of programs serving over 13,400 Boston youth, the data debrief from Summer 2019 outlines key successes and data findings to support the next decade of summer learning.

Lessons Learned 2019 Report

Summer learning in the city of Boston has proved to be an effective tool for improving the education of students in the area. In honor of National Summer Learning Week and after ten years of successful…

2018 ACT Skills Summit: From Data to Action

In June 2018, over 250 education leaders from Boston and across the country gathered at Boston University for the second annual ACT Skills Summit. Together, we discussed strategies to advance skill development, learned from leading researchers…

Summer 2018 Report

A new Boston Beyond report details the performance of 145 programs serving 12,522 students over summer 2018, an all-time high.

H.2868 – Summer Learning Bill

H.2868 from the Massachusetts legislature is an act to increase access to high quality summer learning opportunities for FY2019 and FY2020. The act authorizes the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish a grant program…

Kernels of Practice for SEL

This briefing outlines key strategies for practicing social and emotional learning in a low-cost, low-burden manner. These strategies are designed to be adpatable to inidvidual settings and needs, while still producing meangingful outcomes.