Afterschool Webinar:

Creating Year-Round Opportunities for Literacy

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 01:00 PM ET

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About this webinar:

Reading, writing and thinking critically are important skills students need to succeed, but during the summer, students can lose approximately two months of reading achievement. Two programs featured in a newly released issue brief, Taking a Year-Round Approach to Literacy—one of which is the 2016 Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award winner—will join us to talk about their work keeping their students engaged in literacy during the school year and into the summer months.

Tune into this webinar to hear how these two programs approach the intentional integration of literacy in their programming, develop their students’ literacy skills, and create meaningful connections to literacy among their students.  


  • James Kramer, Executive Director, Simpson Street Free Press
  • Deidre Green, Managing Editor, Simpson Street Free Press
  • Ben Reddersen, Assistant Editor, Simpson Street Free Press
  • Karen West, Executive Director, Redhound Enrichment
  • Nikki Yamashiro, Director of Research, Afterschool Alliance