Mayor Visits Summer of Learning Program at Sheridan Park

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Students show the Mayor their Summer of Learning projects.
Photo Credit: Brooke Collins // City of Chicago

Mayor Emanuel visited children at the Chicago Park District summer program this afternoon, where participants will have 30 minutes dedicated to a different learning activity each day. This summer, thousands of students continue learning while school is out, thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s citywide Chicago Summer of Learning initiative, the largest coordinated summer learning effort in the country.

New this year, as part of Mayor Emanuel’s new Summer of Learning initiative, summer camp curriculum will now include at least 20 minutes of dedicated reading time. Summer of Learning represents the first coordinated and dedicated approach of its kind for youth in every neighborhood to access high-quality programs.

Over 190,000 educational and recreational activities are available for Chicagoans ages 6 to 24 through One Summer Chicago ( and parents can find summer programs that are part of the Summer of Learning initiative at

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