Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth
Summer is a chance for children and youth to continue developing, but for those living in disadvantaged communities, summertime experiences can lead to worse health, social, emotional, academic, and safety outcomes, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report lays out nine recommendations to address obstacles that disadvantaged children can face during the summer, including lack of access to quality programs, food insecurity, and exposure to unsafe and dangerous conditions, and to help all children develop positively and stay connected to resources.
Report Release Event
Please join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for the release of the new report, Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-being for Children and Youth.
The release will be held on September 26, 2019 at 11am and will include an overview of the study process and discussion of the report’s conclusions, recommendations, and key messages.
Speakers will include:
- Martin-Jose Sepulveda, (Committee Chair), IBM Fellow; Clara Luz, LLC
- Jennifer McCombs, RAND Corporation
- Deborah Moroney, American Institute for Research
- Rachel Thornton, Johns Hopkins University