The Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative, or HSLI for short, is a six-week summer model that offers Rhode Island children a thrilling learning opportunity that combines hands-on experiences with real-world applications.

Girl in elementary classWhy focus on summer learning?

Because summertime is when the very real phenomenon called “summer learning loss” occurs if children and youth are not engaged in active learning.

Research demonstrates that all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status, lose up to two months of math computational skills, while children from lower-income situations also may lose up to two months of reading skills.

When is it?

Programs in the HSLI run for six weeks during the summertime. Programs typically start in late June or early July. Find out more from our Frequently Asked Questions.

Want your child to attend? Here’s how.

HSLI programs use various recruitment strategies. Contacting the program coordinators directly is the most effective way to find out if there are requirements and availability/space. Click here to find 2017 Hasbro sites as well as other afterschool and summer learning programs that are available across the state.

How you can help?

Become an advocate for summer learning and help us spread the word through social media. Ask your local and state legislators to support summer learning programs. You can also help a child this summer through a gift to the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative. Give now.