Summary: H.R.5963 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5963. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/29/2010)

Promoting Students Using the Camp Community for Enrichment, Strength, and Success Act or the Promoting SUCCESS Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and local educational agencies to carry out summertime learning pilot programs for students during their summers after grades five through nine.

Requires such programs to provide students with camp activities geared toward: (1) reducing childhood obesity through increased physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices; (2) strengthening high school graduation rates by reducing summer learning loss and improving academic achievement; and (3) promoting positive youth development.

Directs the Secretary to arrange for an independent evaluation of the pilot programs.

Requires the Secretary to provide a grant or contract to one or more national nonprofit organizations to collect best practices from among this Act's grantees and provide grantees with training, technical assistance, and professional development.