The Washington Nationals are helping children avoid the summer slide by launching an online education program that helps kids stay sharp while they’re out of school.
In an effort to help local students keep their minds sharp during the summer months, the Washington Nationals recently launched a brand-new program called Summer Slugger. The online workshops use baseball games to teach math and literacy skills.
Each module takes about 20 minutes, but they’re self-paced and free for anyone to sign up for. With 36 different programs, parents of kids ages 8-12 can ensure that their children are keeping up with some of the most critical topics covered in school over summer break.
The games are all Nationals-themed and keep track of each user’s progress throughout the entire program. Parents have the option to sign up for email updates that clue them in on how their kids are performing on each individual topic. Kids can play the games on any computer, tablet or smartphone, making them accessible even on the go.
Summer Slugger is the Nationals’ latest effort to leave a positive impact on its community in the greater D.C. area. The MLB club’s other initiatives for helping students combat the summer slide include STEM camps in Prince George’s County and summer reading programs at D.C. public libraries.