Simpson Street Free Press Recognized as National Leader in “Summer Slide” Prevention and Literacy Education.


An important, new webinar produced by the Afterschool Alliance will feature Simpson Street Free Press. Afterschool Alliance, based in Washington D.C., conducts research and analyzes policy innovation in the field of out-of-school time. SSFP curriculum is also spotlighted in a recently released issue brief focused on literacy and summer learning.

From the Afterschool Alliance:

This webinar is intended for research professionals, program directors, educators, and front-line staff involved with literacy instruction. Webinar description: Reading, writing and thinking critically are important skills students need, but during the summer, students can lose approximately two months of reading achievement. Two programs—Redhound Enrichment Program (Kentucky) and Simpson Street Free Press (Wisconsin) are leaders in this field and will be featured. Redhound Enrichment is the 2016 Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award winner and Simpson Street Free Press is featured, for the second straight year, in our national issue brief on youth literacy. This year’s issue brief, Taking a Year-Round Approach to Literacy, focuses on preventing summer slide. Both organizations will join us to talk about their work keeping their students engaged in literacy during the school year and during the summer months.

Tune into this webinar to hear how these two programs approach the intentional integration of literacy in their programming, develop their students’ literacy skills, and create meaningful connections to literacy among their students.