Advocates and practitioners offer examples of how to plan and implement academic and enrichment programs adapted to students’ varying learning needs and educational circumstances. Examples include programs that serve rural and tribal students, English learners, and students with disabilities.


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    Reaching the Hard-to-Reach: Engaging Homeless Children and Families in Summer Programs

    This tabletop discussion explored effective strategies to engage students experiencing homelessness in summer programming.

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    Supporting All Students: Best Practices for Engaging and Serving Older, High School Youth This Summer

    This tabletop discussion offered strategies for successfully engaging older youth in summer programming including providing leadership training and workforce development opportunities.

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    Tailoring Supports for Rural & Tribal Youth

    This tabletop discussion explored holistic approaches to providing summer programming in rural and tribal communities.

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    Strategies for Supporting Special Populations

    This tabletop discussion focused on key considerations for supporting students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

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