With the American Rescue Plan, we have an unprecedented opportunity to improve learning and supports for all students. The federal stimulus package gives Hawai‘i millions of dollars to combat learning loss and meet students’ social, emotional and mental health needs.
The Opportunity is Now Summer programs are the first stop on the educational recovery path where all students, particularly those most impacted by the pandemic, should have access to free, expansive learning opportunities that address the whole child. This year more than ever before, summer learning is a necessary game changer for re-engaging students in earning and reconnecting them with mentors and peers.
Community Partners are Ready to Help The Hawai‘i Afterschool Alliance understands that teachers, principals, and school staff have been working tirelessly over the last year and have limited capacity to serve students this summer. That is why HAA is encouraging schools to partner with afterschool and summer program providers who are ready to work with schools this summer, next fall, and into the future to ensure students’ academic, social, and emotional needs are met.