UMIGO kicks off the Summer of UMIGO on National Summer Learning Day, Friday, June 19, 2015.
Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects such as math and reading. Designed to help combat that “summer slide,” the Summer of UMIGO provides children with hands-on, tactile experiences that mirror the content found at UMIGO.com. For parents, it raises awareness of the importance of informal learning, and directs them to free resources available both in their neighborhood as well as at any time on the UMIGO website.
UMIGO will bring its narrative-based appisodes, interactive games, activities, and educational resources to more than 70 communities around the country, including flagship locations at Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Chicago’s Kohl Children's Museum, and New York City’s Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
UMIGO has partnered with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) for the kick-off of this annual national advocacy day, led by NSLA, to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy each summer. National Summer Learning Day is supported by elected officials and policymakers, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, universities, museums, libraries, and summer camps across the country. This year, NSLA will work with partners such as UMIGO to reach a goal of serving 700,000 youth nationwide with summer learning opportunities. You can find a location close to you by looking on the NSLA’s interactive map at SummerLearningDayMap.org.