Stop Summer Slide with Summer Rise!

When students get out of school for summer break, they’re thinking about playing video games, swimming in the pool, or going to summer camp – not about how they’ll stay sharp over the summer. They (and their parents) may not be thinking about “summer slide”, a common problem where students lose academic knowledge and skills during summer vacation. 

Students and their parents have an easy way to combat summer slide with summer reading, which helps prevent the summer slide and improves reading abilities. By reading just 30 minutes every day in the summer, students can improve their reading skills and stay ahead in school. Students can also continue to learn over the summer with academic programs for all ages at local organizations. To support students and families this summer, KTNV has created a Summer Rise Guide on their website with various summer programs that help combat the summer slide. 

If you want to help combat summer slide in Southern Nevada, KTNV is hosting a Summer Rise Book Drive June 10-21 to collect books for students in our community. KTNV is seeking donations of new or gently used Pre-K through 5th-grade level books and reading prizes. Many locations throughout the valley will have donation boxes, including United Way of Southern Nevada. A full list is available here.

Your donations will change the lives of students in our community and give them the gift of summer reading. Donated books and prizes will be distributed by nonprofit organizations to students throughout the community during the summer months. To help students in our community and stop the summer slide, donate books today! To learn more about the Summer Rise Book Drive, visit