Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative

The Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative (HSLI) is a six-week summer model that offers Rhode Island children a learning opportunity that combines hands-on experiences with real-world applications. These programs focus on service learning, which helps build essential skills, such as civic-mindedness and citizenship.


Why focus on summer learning?

Because summertime is when the very real phenomenon called “summer learning loss” occurs if children and youth are not engaged in active learning.

Research demonstrates that all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status, lose up to two months of math computational skills, while children from lower-income households may also lose up to two months of reading skills.

High-quality summer learning programs, like those in HSLI, can reverse summer learning loss by offering engaging, hands-on learning opportunities that build children’s academic, social-emotional, and essential skills.

How many sites are there?

There are 14 sites in 10 communities across the state: Central Falls, Cumberland, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Westerly, West Warwick, and Woonsocket.

Want your child to attend? Here’s how.

Contact the program coordinator directly to learn the requirements and if there is still space.

How can you help?
  • Ask your local and state legislators to support quality summer learning programs that help children start the school year ready to learn.
  • HSLI receives funding from the Hasbro Children’s Fund and United Way of Rhode Island. Give now.

Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative Information