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Summers . Producing .  Academically .  Ready .  Kids

All donations are tax deductible.

Small business sponsorship

Noggin Educational Foundation is working to impact the achievement gap this summer and we need your help.  We are seeking small business sponsors for S.P.A.R.K., our summer program for economically disadvantaged children.  Your tax deductible donation will not only help a child in need but we will acknowledge your company's contribution on social media (Facebook, Linked In, Twitter), in our newsletter, as well as include your logo and link to your website on our sponsor page.  

Why Help?:  Summer Learning Loss


Studies show that low-income students lose more than two months in reading achievement over the summer while middle-income students maintain or gain due to access to summer programs and other enrichment opportunities. 1   Losses accumulate over years eventually resulting in students that perform below their grade level.  By 5th grade, many low-income students are the equivalent of two to three grades behind.  Much of this achievement gap can be attributed to summer learning loss. 2


1. The effects of summer vacation on achievement test scores: A narrative and meta-analytic review. Review of Educational Research, 66, 227-268.  Cooper, H., Nye, B., Charlton, K., Lindsay, J., & Greathouse, S. (1996).

2. Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap. K. Alexander, D. Entwisle and L. Olson, American Sociological Review, 2007 (72, 167-180)

How Summer Learning Loss Effects Low Income Kids


The achievement gap refers to the disparity of academic performance between groups of students defined by income, race/ethnicity, and gender.


There are significant achievement gaps between low and high-income students on most measures of academic success.


Among students from low-income backgrounds,

80% score below grade level in reading. 3



Only 44% of low-income high school seniors

have proficiency in basic math.  4



4. National Center for Education Statistics. (2011). NAEP data explorer. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

What Is S.P.A.R.K?


S.P.A.R.K is a free 6-week program providing math and reading enrichment activities with the goal of reducing or preventing summer learning loss.  S.P.A.R.K is staffed by dedicated, experienced classroom teachers. We partner with organizations that offer summer programs targeting economically disadvantaged youth.  The schools attended by the children we will serve are Title I schools with at least 80% of their children considered economically disadvantaged.  


Economically disadvantaged -

A family of 4 making less than $44,000 per year



How Can I help?  Donate - Help us make a SPARK this summer!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Or make checks payable to:


Noggin Educational Foudation

1106 N. Highway 360, Ste 105

Grand Prairie, TX 75050

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