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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
    
 
Committee on the Summertime Experiences and Child and Adolescent Education, Health, and Safety - Public Session

 

The Committee on Summertime Experiences and Child and Adolescent Education, Health, and Safety will hold a public information-gathering session on September 19, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the National Academy of Sciences Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW, in Washington, DC.

The committee is studying the state of the science on how summertime experiences affect school-age children (PreK-12) across three areas of well-being: 1) education, learning, and achievement; 2) health and risk for obesity; and 3) risk-taking, safety, and involvement in antisocial behavior.

During this half day meeting, the committee will have the opportunity to hear from invited speakers and members of the public will also have an opportunity to ask questions or provide comments to the speakers and committee, as time permits.

This meeting is free and open to the public; however, registration will close on Friday, September 7, 2018 so make sure to register early. For those unable to attend this meeting in person, webcasting will be available on this project page the day of the session. Registration is now open to attend the workshop in-person or to participate in the live webcast.

A detailed agenda will be available on the project website soon - http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/bcyf/summertime/index.htm

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Committee on the Summertime Experiences and Child and Adolescent Education, Health, and Safety

Project Description

An ad hoc committee will conduct a study and prepare a report on the state of the science on how summertime experiences affect school-age children (PreK-12) across three areas of well-being: 1) education, learning, and achievement; 2) health and risk for obesity; and 3) risk-taking, safety, and involvement in antisocial behavior.
The committee will review the available literature on summertime in the context of these three areas, and make recommendations to improve the experiences of children over the summertime to reduce risky behaviors and promote healthy development and learning, as well as outline future direction for research. The committee will focus on the following questions:

1. How well are children in PreK-12th grade functioning over the summer across three areas: health, 
    education, and safety?

2. How do the various sectors (e.g., education, health, justice) intersect with children and youth over the 
    summer to influence their overall well-being?

3. What are the broad categories of programs that serve children and adolescents over the summer,   
    covering education, health, and safety?

4. What is the research evidence that examines the impact of children's summertime experiences on
    learning and achievement, risk for obesity, and involvement in antisocial behavior and violence?

5. What does research tell us about the effectiveness of various approaches to summer learning programs
    run by schools/districts, libraries and museums, community based organizations, and independent 
    program  providers (including summer camps)? What role do (can) these programs and providers play in
    addressing nutrition and fitness issues?

6. What does research suggest is the role for parents in addressing summer learning, health, and safety?

7. What lessons can be learned from research in other countries on how to structure children's 
    summertime experiences?

The final report will inform federal, state, and local policy decisions about how best to use the summer months to support the healthy development of America's children.


Sponsors:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Wallace Foundation








 





 


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Upcoming Meetings of the Committee

Meeting 2 
September 19-20, 2018 Washington, DC (1:00 pm Eastern Time)  

Previous Meeting of the Committee


Meeting 1 (Committee Only)
July 11-12, 2018 Washington, DC (8:30 am Eastern Time) 

Agenda

Activity Information
Type: Consensus Study
Board: Board on Children, Youth, and Families 
Email: Summertime@nas.edu

Mailing Address
Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

 


Staff Information
Rebekah Hutton, Study Director
Priyanka Nalamada, Associate Program Officer
Stacey Smit, Senior Program Assistant
Lorena Garcia, Archer Fellow

Committee Members
Martín-J. Sepúlveda, Sc.D., M.D.
IBM Fellow; CEO
International Business Machines Corporation
Claraluz LLC
 

Karl Alexander, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Alliance,
John Dewey Professor Emeritus of Sociology,
and Professor of Education
Johns Hopkins University
 

Nisha Botchwey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning
Georgia Institute of Technology
 

Nancy L. Deutsch, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Virginia
 

Joshua Dohan, J.D.
Director
Youth Advocacy Department, State of Massachusetts
 

Barry Garst, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Clemson University
 

Sandra Hassink, M.D.
Medical Director, American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight

Pamela Hymel, M.D.
Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
 

Jennifer McCombs, Ph.D.
Director/Senior Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation
 

Barbara Medina, Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Urban Education, University of Northern Colorado
 

Deborah Moroney, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Practice Area Director
American Institute for Research
 

Chris Smith, MBA
President and Executive Director
Boston After School & Beyond
 

Rachel Thornton, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University

 

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