Supporting and accompanying the educational success of young people during the summer
Although beneficial for most, the summer break sometimes creates issues for some students.
The most vulnerable students – allophones, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with learning difficulties – sometimes return to school with a loss of learning known as “the summer slide”. Youth who have little access to books and informal enrichment activities during the summer return to school with a delay that can have a significant impact on the following school year and even on their long-term educational success.
Mitigating the summer slide among at-risk students
This infographic outlines the key fundamentals for reducing summer learning loss.
You will find more information on the groups of students most at risk, strategies and examples of fun literacy and numeracy activities.
projects financed in summer 2022.
young people reached in summer 2022.
120 000 $
invested in local projects in 2022.
Summer strategy to support the educational success
As part of its concerted regional strategy to support and accompany the educational success of young people in Estrie during the summer, R3USSIR, in collaboration with its partners, has put in place a concerted action plan to counter the summer slide phenomenon.
Two types of approaches have been targeted for development and deployment according to this strategy:
- The implementation of targeted measures for young people identified in consultation with school service centers
- The implementation of universal measures, aimed at everyone
- Introduce fun literacy and numeracy activities in youth and family venues and day camps (non-targeted, universal approach)
- Encourage families to incorporate daily reading practices into their summer family routine
- Offer specific activities to small groups of youth targeted by the school community (targeted approach, high intensity, regular frequency)
- Raise awareness and equip partners regarding the importance of maintaining learning during the summer
- Identify the benefits of summer projects
The educational dimensions that guide the development of these projects are:
- Literacy, reading awareness
- Numeracy, mathematics awareness
- Sociolinguistic integration or French immersion
- Specific activities
- Sociocultural activities
- Activities promoting motor skills
- Activities promoting psychosocial skills
Nearly twenty partners have been mobilized and gotten involved in the development and deployment of the summer strategy. Here is the complete list:
- Association des groupes de jeunes de l’Or Blanc
- Bibliothèque Françoise-Maurice de Coaticook
- Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Granit
- Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Haut-Saint-François
- Centre de pédiatrie sociale en communauté Le Tandem
- Centre de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle et en troubles envahissants du développement de l’Estrie
- Centre de services scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke
- Centre de services scolaire des Hauts-Cantons
- Centre de services scolaire des Sommets
- Collège Frontière
- Concertation ValFamille
- Fondation pour les élèves du Centre de services scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke
- Richmond, Danville & Drummondville Community Learning Center
- Commission scolaire Eastern Townships
- Maison des jeunes de l’Or Blanc
- La Relève du Haut-Saint-François
- Phelps Aide Phelps Helps
- Soutien aux familles réfugiées et immigrantes de l’Estrie
- Technoscience Estrie
In our toolkit
THE SUMMER SLIDE
Informative ContentEducational Success
Interactive Reading and Literacy Games
Practical toolsEducational Success
Training Introduction to Interactive Reading
Webinars and eventsEducational Success
Training Introduction to Interactive Reading
Webinars and events
As part of the Summer Slide project, the Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative has partnered with Frontier College to offer a series of webinars to community-based youth workers on the topic of facilitating reading. This webinar introduces the basics of facilitation. Note that the webinar is only available in French, but the PPT is in English.
Frontier CollegeConsult Training Introduction to Interactive Reading - PPTConsult Webinaire (FR)
News and events
Contact Karine Plouffe, Liaison and Development Officer, responsible for literacy and summer activities.
819 868-3100, ext. 56007
Projects supported in Estrie
R3USSIR supported 18 grassroots initiatives reaching more than 3,000 young people in Estrie for summer 2022.