Thursday, March 16, 2017

SML Good Neighbors Inc, and the National Summer Learning Association

SML Good Neighbors, Inc. is honored to announce that it is one of the top sixteen semi-finalists from a pool of 103 for the National Summer Learning Association's New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award and Founder's Award. 

"Both the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award and Founder’s Award recognize outstanding summer programs or models that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for young people between pre-kindergarten and twelfth grade.
The awards are given annually based on an application process that elicits information on a program’s history, mission, goals, operations, management, staff development, partnerships, outcomes/results and sustainability.
Programs are measured against the Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment (SLPQA), developed in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
Applicants are reviewed by NSLA staff in addition to experts in the field. Interviews are conducted with a small group of semi-finalists followed by site visits to a select group of finalists to observe program activities before announcing the awards."

About the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award or Founder’s Award

The winner would revive 

  •  A monetary award of up to $10,000, generously provided by the New York Life Foundation.
  • Visibility at the Summer Changes Everything™ national conference and in a NSLA Summer Times e-newsletter.
  • Invitations to participate in panel discussions, funder summits, or conference presentations with or on behalf of NSLA.
  • National exposure through a NSLA press release during the busy summer learning media season, along with a template press release and talking points to promote your program.
  • Professional development opportunities with peer organizations through NSLA’s new affinity group structure.
  • Possible future case studies or features in NSLA presentations, publications, or reports widely distributed throughout the education field and staged on
Information for this post was provided by the National Summer Learning Association website. 

Visit the NSLA website to learn more

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