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Your Call: The High Cost of Summer

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For many working families, summer isn’t a break at all--in fact, with school out, it can be the most difficult and expensive time of the year.

When did the cost of summer become so high? What can cities and states do to help? What about the federal government? The Trump budget threatens the only federal government summer program fund.



Claudia Quinones, partnerships manager at the Children’s Council of San Francisco

Julie Kashen, policy director with Make it Work

Erik Peterson, Vice President at the Afterschool Alliance


Web Resources:

Childrens Council of San Francisco


Afterschool Alliance


Make it Work


The Families That Can’t Afford Summer


How summer camp went from urban escape to rich-kid refuge


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.