6) Opportunity


All too often, the success of our children is mistakenly attributed to school-based factors when research shows that access to opportunities to learn outside of school make a big difference.


Opening the door for students to new learn and develop, from knowledgeable peers and adults outside of their families can lead to improvement performance in school.

In addition to exposure to high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities during the school year, families should investment activities for children to learn during their summer breaks.

Students who take advantage of opportunities to keep learning throughout the summer, particularly from kindergarten to the sixth grade, perform better in middle school and high school.