Summer Education Programs Can Pay Big Dividends

Our Founder and Chairman of the Board Andy Roddick and CEO Richard Tagle write in the Austin-American Statesman that we, as a state and community, must invest in high-quality summer learning programs.

Earlier this month, the Andy Roddick Foundation kicked off its third annual Summer Learning Program for 90 students at Pecan Springs Elementary in East Austin. Summer learning is a critical component of the foundation’s work to help every child discover the thing they were born to do. Research shows that high quality summer learning programs boost children’s reading and math skills, improve their relationships with adults and peers, and keep them safe, healthy and physically active.

Summer learning works.

Unfortunately, too many children and youth in Central Texas do not have access to high-quality learning opportunities that will keep their hard-earned academic skills sharp.

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