Keep Kids Learning (KKL) 


Keep Kids Learning (KKL) program is a comprehensive summer program that provides 3rd – 7th (rising 4th-8th) grade students the opportunity for academic, recreation and social enrichment. The program is designed for students who could benefit from an academic and engagement boost and will not be served through the Bridge program. Beginning with 10 schools in 2006, KKL will expand to serve 40+ schools in 2011, reaching 4,000 students.


The vision of KKL is to improve educational outcomes and increase student engagement among students in high need communities by providing state-of-the-art academic instruction layered with opportunities to participate in enrichment activities in a safe camp-like environment.


  • Provide students with a high quality, safe and fun summer activities
  • Change student attitudes about summer learning and learning in general
  • Provide small classrooms with engaging curriculum
  • Achieve summer learning gains
  • Prepare students academically and emotionally for the school year


There is open enrollment at participating schools. Students or parents should speak with the KKL Coordinator at their school.


Keep Kids Learning allows students to take advantage of a broad array of summer school activities in addition to their academic programs. Learn more about the benefits of enrolling your child in a summer program at the Center for Summer Learning.


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Contact information

Keep Kids Learning
125 South Clark Street
12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-3210
Fax: (773) 553-3595