[Video & New Report] Chris Smith Represents Boston Summer Learning Community at National Academies Workshop


In August 2016, Boston After School & Beyond’s Executive Director Chris Smith joined national experts and thought leaders for a public workshop in Washington, D.C. hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

During his opening remarks and an afternoon panel session on creating skill pathways, Smith shared the successes of the Boston Summer Learning Community with national audiences. A video of Smith’s full remarks is below.

The workshop highlighted the latest research on summer programming and explored the links, both existing and potential, between summer programs and the broader ecosystem of child and adolescent learning opportunities.

Other notable participants included Dr. Georgia Hall, Chair of the Workshop Planning Committee and Senior Research Scientist at our research partner National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST); Sarah Pitcock from the National Summer Learning Association, and Ralph Smith from The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

A publication of the workshop proceeedings can be downloaded below. We encourage you to share this resource broadly with your colleagues and networks.