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Summer Dreamer’s Academy: Getting ready for Summer 17

Posted: 4.13.2017

While it may be spring break for Pittsburgh Public School students, several teachers and staff of PPS have been hard at work planning for this year’s Summer Dreamers Academy (SDA).

What are you doing this summer?

Posted: 5.20.2017

We asked Pittsburgh Public School High School students, who participate in the Reading Warriors program of the Neighborhood Learning Alliance, what they were looking forward to most this summer.

Summer STEAM Camps Spotlight Info

Posted: 7.11.2017

We asked organizations in the city of Pittsburgh to share the different summer programs they will be offering in 2017

A Summer like no other is about to begin--what are you doing? A Summer like no other is about to begin--what are you doing?

Summer is more than a couple of months between school years. It’s a time for children and youth to have fun with friends, engage in new experiences, and create memories to last a lifetime.


Click here to scroll through the many possibilities available for K-12 students during Summer16.

How? Participate in Summer17 programs and countdown to summer fun!

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Experience 5 days a week of active play

Get kids out and moving! Play helps children develop new competencies that lead to enhanced confidence and the resiliency they will need to face future challenges.

Experience 4 fun places in Pittsburgh

A visit to a museum, zoo, or concert in the park—and even a virtual experience online--isan opportunity for young people to have “informal learning” experiences that expose them to new ideas, spark their talents or interests, or broaden their horizons.

Eat 3 fresh fruits & vegetables every day.

Children’s growing bodies require nutrition, and fruits and vegetables contain a multitude of vitamins, minerals, and other healthy compounds.

Do 2 summer projects.

Imagining, planning, and creating an open-ended project gives kids a chance to flex their creative muscle and develop a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

Read 1 good book for 20 minutes each day.

Research shows that reading over the summer not only helps prevent summer learning loss, it also helps young people become better readers, writers, and spellers. Take advantage of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s digital resources.

Drink 0 soft drinks. Instead, drink water!

Children need plenty of water to stay hydrated and healthy. Water makes up more than half of their weight, and a steady supply is necessary to keep their bodies working properly.
A Summer like no other is about to begin--what are you doing? A Summer like no other is about to begin--what are you doing?
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Effective out-of-school time programs bring a wide range of benefits to youth, families, and communities. Afterschool programs can boost academic performance, promote physical health, and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents.

Attending out-of-school time programs can improve students’ academic performance.

Effective afterschool programs can improve classroom behavior, school attendance, academic aspirations, and can reduce the likelihood that a student will drop out.

Participation in out-of-school time programs has been associated with reduced drug use.

Out-of-school time programs can play an important role in encouraging physical activity and good dietary habits. Participation in these programs has been associated with positive health outcomes, including reduced obesity.

Working families and businesses also derive benefits from out-of school time programs that ensure that youth have a safe place to go while parents are at work. Parents concerned about their children’s afterschool care miss an average of eight days of work per year, and this decreased worker productivity costs businesses up to $300 billion annually.

A Summer like no other is about to begin--what are you doing? A Summer like no other is about to begin--what are you doing?
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Signing up!

Students can sign up for summer camps through Summer 16 website (Post-Gazette Article)



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