Summer Learning Day was a Big Hit in NC!

From reports we’ve received, National Summer Learning Day 2018 in North Carolina was a big hit on July 12.  Thanks to the Governor’s proclamation and community efforts, more families are hearing the message about the importance of their children learning all year long!

The Down East Partnership for Children’s Twin Counties Read to Rise had a slew of activities across Edgecombe and Nash counties.  It started in June with summer feeding and learning providers hearing about the importance of summer reading and learning.  From there, radio spots were placed and interviews broadcast on popular local stations; libraries and faith partners were equipped with tools to engage families and parishioners; Summer Learning Day bags were distributed and renowned storyteller Priscilla Best shared amazing stories with children in Elm City. 

In Wayne County, Read Wayne held Summer Learning Day activities across the county at Boys and Girls Clubs and Summer Reading Camps at public schools. The Goldsboro Mayor and City Council signed a Goldsboro Summer Learning Day Proclamation in June, enthusiastically endorsing United Way of Wayne County’s READ Wayne and the National Summer Learning Day in recommitting the City to engage in programs and activities to make children in Goldsboro the best readers in North Carolina. 

The Early Literacy Collaborative in Gaston County sent a big thank you for the Summer Learning Day buttons NCECF shared with NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Communities across the state.  They shared them with teachers, tutors and Summer Learning Day volunteers to start conversations about why summer learning matters.

Don’t forget – there’s still more than a month left of summer – so keep sharing tips in NCECF’s Summer Learning Toolkit.


Children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne/Johnston counties celebrated Summer Learning Day by making their own books!
Storyteller Priscilla Best in Elm City
Summer Learning Day at the Union Branch Road library in Gaston County

The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip stopped in Durham.