If you are struggling to engage older youth in summer learning, here is a great guide by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA).
The National Summer Learning Association embarked on a two year project looking to "improve the quality of summer learning programs for this age group (older youth)".
Here is a summary by the NSLA about the guide:
“Best Practices in Summer Learning for Middle and High School Youth” is an online guide in text and video to effective ways of engaging older youth in summer learning. With generous funding from the NewYork Life Foundation, the National Summer Learning Association engaged in a two-year project to improve the quality of summer learning programs for this age group. As well as working intensively with 14 summer program providers in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., NSLA reached out nationally to programs doing exemplary work with older youth to produce this guide for the larger summer learning field.
Find and download the guide here: