Summer Adventures in Learning

Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) is a collective impact project that works to overcome summer learning loss.  It brings funders together with program providers, the three local school districts, The Schools Foundation, and The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville to work collaboratively to improve student outcomes. 

Data shows that summer learning loss accounts for nearly two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading.  This achievement gap disproportionately impacts low-income students, in part due to the "opportunity gap" with regard to access to summer enrichment opportunities.  The good news is that participation in an effective summer learning program can not only reverse this learning loss and

yield learning gains instead, but it can also benefit the child for at least two years afterwards.

Through the SAIL partnership, funders commit to using a joint application process for nonprofit organizations seeking grant support to add or enhance consistent academic components to summer youth programs. The Schools Foundation and The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville are partnering to provide backbone support for this collective impact project.

The 2019 Summer sites are:

Huntsville City Schools - Providence Elementary and Ridgecrest Elementary

Madison City Schools - Mill Creek Elementary and the Heart of the Valley YMCA 

Madison County Elementary, New Hope Elementary, and Owens Cross Roads Elementary

SPONSORS

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jane lowe
first commerce
boeing
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xcel
dynetics
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Huntsville util
FirstBank
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CONTACT US

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P.O. Box 763

Huntsville, AL 35804

 

info@theschoolsfoundation.org

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We work to create higher expectations and widespread community support, leading to world-class performance of principals, teachers and students.

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