Office of College Access and Success Programs to Showcase Youth Summer Learning at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University and hundreds of communities across the nation — from Seattle, Washington to Austin, Texas and Baltimore, Maryland — are joining together with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) for National Summer Learning Day on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

For many teens across the country, the end of the school year means ‘no more teachers, no more books, no more school bells.’ However, just because the bell stops does not mean that learning should end.  For hundreds of teens in Cumberland, Hoke and Robeson Counties summer as the launch of continued learning.

FSU’s Office of College Access and Success Programs’ participants attending summer programs will showcase robotic demonstrations, art exhibits, math simulations, research, and other projects that expanded learning over the summer.  The event will be held in the Helen T. Chick building from 10am to 1pm.  Educators, faculty, staff, parents and community citizens, who live in the southeast region, are invited to drop in and experience summer learning at Fayetteville State University.

Dr. Teresa Thompson-Pinckney, Executive Director of the Office of College Access & Success Programs, stated “Summer Learning Day boosts the community’s awareness of the problem of summer learning loss. Research suggests that children score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they did on those same tests at the end of the previous school year. Fayetteville State University is doing the work to help combat this problem by providing academic and enrichment experiences for our youth residing Cumberland, Hoke and Robeson Counties.

For more information about Summer Learning Day events or the Office of College Access and Success Programs contact us at (910) 672-1034 or visit our website at

The Office of College Access Programs’ mission is to encourage and assist youth who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a postsecondary education. The Office of College Access and Success Programs is comprised of federally funded programs that include Talent Search (TRIO), Upward Bound (TRIO), Upward Bound Math & Science (TRIO), 21st Century Community Learning Centers and AmeriCorps VISTA.