National Summer Learning Day - July 13th. Annual, national day of awareness and advocacy regarding Summer Learning Loss and the importance of summer programming. Summer Learning Loss is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth, and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. For many young people, the summer “opportunity gap” contributes to gaps in achievement, employment and college and career success. DCYF’s summer grantees are encouraged to host a Summer Learning Day event. Register your event at this link.
Library Events - Summer Stride ALL SUMMER. Pick up a tracking guide at any SF Public Library branch to record your reading, listening, and learning time, and work your way to a coveted finishing prize that will help you contain all your new interests! Time spent at the Library counts towards your goal, so be sure to check out the Stride Guide, which lists all of the Library’s free summer events, activities, and programs. Back by popular demand, the National Park Service will provide ranger talks and free shuttles from neighborhood branch libraries to local national parks, as well as trailheads in select library locations that offer maps, directions, reading suggestions, and resources to enrich and expand your experience of visiting our area National Parks! Visit this link for more information about Summer Stride.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood literacy by giving free age-appropriate books to children. The City of San Francisco has a special partnership with the Imagination Library for providers working in public housing. Please contact Toni S. Autry, Housing & Community Services Coordinator with the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, for more info: email@example.com
Free Field Trips to California Academy of Sciences for San Francisco Youth. How to Apply:
• Access the application on the Cal Academy website.
• Input the promotional code “SFSummer17” to receive free admission for your San Francisco-based group.
• Submit a separate application for each visit date, if you would like to arrange multiple trips for free
Please contact Megan Schufreider with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Nutrition During the Summer
Free Summer Lunch & Snack Sites in San Francisco. From May 30 to August 18 over 100 sites throughout San Francisco will serve free lunches and snacks to anyone age 18 and under every weekday. Find a site near you!
Want to provide free lunches to youth at your program? Talk to DCYF about options.
Michelle Kim @ 415-934-4838 or email@example.com
Tiffany Tu @ 415-554-3519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CalFresh Registration Information. CalFresh is a benefit that helps low-income people and families buy food. CalFresh is a federally mandated, state-supervised, and county-operated government program designed to eliminate hunger in the United States. Visit the Human Services Agency CalFresh Info Page to learn more.
SF Food Bank's Food Finder. Type in a zip code and find food resources near your location.
Eat Fresh.org. Food resource website that provides many low-cost, healthy recipes, classes and workshops for youth and families: www.eatfresh.org. Visit the My Local Resources section for food supports in San Francisco.
Have questions about summer resources? Contact DCYF Senior Program Specialist Heather Tufts: (415)-554-8958, email@example.com