Check Back in Spring 2020
to find a fit for your child’s interest and your schedule
Why Summer Matters
Summer slide is the learning loss students can have over the summer.
Most students lose two months of math skills, and low-income children can lose two to three months in reading.
Summer activities and programs can help, and kids won’t notice!
Through great summer opportunities, youth can find and ignite their passions, get connected to caring adults, and develop the confidence and skills to be lifelong learners.
Highlighted Focus areas
Learn more some of metro Detroit’s quality summer programs!
As young people are developing their identity, summer arts programs provide a wonderful vehicle for self-exploration. “Art is a great channel for kids to express their emotions and uncover who they are,” says Sara Plachta Elliott, Ph.D., executive director of the...
We all know kids spend a lot of time during the school year in a classroom. Summer is the perfect time for kids to get outside and play. What better way to experience outdoor fun than to be a part of an active summer camp? Sports, recreation and wellness camps are...
It might not surprise you that the fastest-growing percentage of high-paying jobs are in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. These days, jobs you might never expect are requiring STEM skills—like coding—so children who are getting a...
What to Look For In A Quality Program
Is the physical environment clean? Does it have adequate facilities for basic needs (water, restrooms, etc.)?
Are there positive relationships between staff and youth that include everyone knowing each other’s names?
Are activities focused on learning and building skills in a fun, active way that youth will enjoy?
Additional United Way Resources
Meet up and eat up
Find your summer meal site, kid-friendly recipes and other tips to keep your family healthy and happy.
Talk to a community care advocate by dialing 2-1-1 to find referrals for food, shelter, medical assistance and more.
Find parenting resources to help your child establish a foundation for lifelong learning.