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Atlanta Summer Club Focuses on Young Readers

In the spirit of Let’s Read. Let’s Move., Atlanta is tackling  the challenge to keep kids’ brains and bodies active through the new Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, which will host  a series of events across the city that cater to the community’s young readers.

Seize the Summer: Keep Kids Active and Engaged in Learning

Did you know students can experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months? On average, students lose the equivalent of two months of math and reading skills during the summer months. More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

DC Book Giveaway Kicks Off Let's Read. Let's Move. Summer Campaign

Second graders at Garfield Elementary School in Washington, DC, hold up letters to form a Let's Read, Let's Move sign to celebrate a book giveaway at the school on May 29, 2013.

CNCS Kicks Off Summer Initiative Let's Read. Let's Move.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 (All day)


Agency joins Junior League of Washington to make donation of 15,000 books to DC students

WASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off its national Let’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative today, joining the Junior League of Washington (JLW) to give away the first of more than 15,000 books to DC Public School (DCPS) students.

Baltimore VISTAs Combat the Summer Slump

One of the major factors that contribute to children falling behind in reading is the learning loss that occurs during summer break. Low-income students, in particular, lose two to three months in reading achievement over the summer.

VISTA Summer Associates Fight Child Hunger in Ohio

Nearly half of Ohio’s school children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, and many of these children do not have access to adequate nutrition during the summer months. This lack of access to adequate nutrition has been linked to poorer academic performance, which can easily perpetuate the vicious cycle of poverty.

Food Insecurity Hits Kids Hard

It seems improbable in a country where 90 million of its citizens are battling obesity that 49 million are also having food security issues, however, that's the reality in the United States today. And more than 16 million of our most-vulnerable residents -- America's children --are paying the price.

Celebrate the Summer Games at Your Local Lets Move! Olympic Fun Day

This post originally appeared on the Let's Move! blog on July 11, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama is leading the U.S. Delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games and she's calling on families around the country to support Team USA, not just by cheering on our athletes, but by getting active in their own communities.

Five Paths Out of the Food Desert

Americans produce more food, eat more of it (check out our obesity rates), and waste more by sending it to landfills. Finding healthy, affordable food should not be a problem in the United States. But it is.

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