Summer Learning Fun...Dial 211

Summer Learning

Summer is a time to celebrate, but when kids stop reading over the break, they start falling behind. This is called "summer slide". United Way, Ready.Set.READ! and The Summer Learning Coalition are working to help kids maintain their reading skills over the summer months. To join the Summer Learning Coalition, submit a program or learn more, contact Alicia Hartman at 610-685-4577 or


Summer Learning Flyer Graphic

Download the Summer Learning Flyer (in English and Spanish)


The above video was produced by Horizons National and is used with permission


Dial 2-1-1 and learn what summer programs are happening in your neighborhood to keep kids reading and engaged over the summer! More than 150 opportunities are available throughout Berks County.

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Use these tips to help kids stay on track during the summer:

  • Call 2-1-1 and ask the information and referral specialist to find opportunities near you. You can also text your zip code to 898211 or click here to find programs in your area
  • Celebrate Summer Learning Week - July 6-11
  • Read with your child 15 minutes a day
  • Talk about what you see when you’re walking, driving, at the store, at the playground and at the library
  • Explain what things are, how things work and where you find things