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Stanton, White House, to Promote National Summer Learning Day Tomorrow Stanton, White House, to Promote National Summer Learning Day Tomorrow <div class="ExternalClass8804C080D0C64ABDB444915660339F46"><p>PHOENIX – During the summer, low-income youth lose two to three months in reading achievement, while their higher-income peers actually make slight gains. In an effort to close this achievement gap, Mayor Greg Stanton, Read On Phoenix, the National Summer Learning Association, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, and iHeartMedia, Inc. are teaming up with The White House to celebrate <strong>National Summer Learning Day at 10 a.m. </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>TOMORROW morning</strong></span><strong> at the at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.</strong></p><p>Executives from Clear Channel will unveil promotional summer learning billboards and a radio public service announcement by First Lady Michelle Obama while highlighting local summer learning efforts like Read On Phoenix and Stanton's Great Start program. More than 150 pre-school children and parents from Great Start will take part in the celebration before they explore the museum (photo and video opportunities available). </p><p>Great Start is a collaborative effort among Title 1 school districts, the Greater Phoenix Urban League and city programs such as Head Start.  Each summer, Great Start gives nearly 2,000 Phoenix children, and their families, free admission to several educational and cultural centers the summer before they begin kindergarten. Through the initiative, children and parents start the school year with new experiences and a stronger education foundation for success in the classroom.  </p><p>Read On Phoenix is an award-winning program at the City of Phoenix that works to increase reading proficiency among children in low-income families.</p><p>Thursday's celebration is part of the White House's Summer Opportunity Project. The White House and the NSLA – in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education – have launched this unprecedented effort earlier this year to keep kids learning, safe and healthy during the critical summer months. You can find more information <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/02/25/fact-sheet-white-house-announces-new-summer-opportunity-project-0">here.</a> </p><p><strong>WHEN</strong>:          10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, July 14, 2016</p><p><strong>WHERE</strong>:       Children's Museum of Arizona</p><p>                        215 N. 7<sup>th</sup> St., Phoenix, 850</p><p><strong>WHO</strong>:            Mayor Greg Stanton; City Councilwoman Laura Pastor; executives from Clear Channel Outdoor Americas; and approximately 150 kids and parents participating in the Great Start program.</p><p>            </p><p>                        </p><p style="text-align:center;">-30-</p></div>7/13/2016 8:00:00 PMMatthew Hamada602-262-6213