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Summer Advantage USA (The Mind Trust Fellowship project)

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About Summer Advantage USA

Summer Advantage USA is a project headed by Earl Martin Phalen, a fellow through the The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreunership Fellowship.

One of the most effective strategies for impacting student achievement, summer learning, has gone virtually unused in the United States. Summer learning - which is not punitive summer school - provides children with a rich array of academics and enrichment (i.e., art, music, drama, physical fitness, and community service); connects children with experienced educators and caring adult mentors; and engages parents more deeply in the education of their children. The goals of Summer Advantage USA are (1) to provide transformative summer learning experiences to over 100,000 children, (2) to transform the way this nation educates children, and (3) to create a pipeline of social entrepreneurs to lead summer learning and other educational programs.

About The Mind Trust

The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreneur Fellowship is a nationally unique incubator for transformative education ventures. The Fellowship offers promising education entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and launch their break-the-mold education ventures and the support necessary for success. Fellows receive two years of salary, benefits, customized training, a travel budget and more. With this support, fellows will be able to realize their visions and achieve extraordinary results for some of the nation's most underserved students.  

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