Summer Advantage USA

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Summer Advantage USA is a national non-profit organization providing elementary and middle school students living in low–performing school districts with research-based summer learning programs focused on academic gains.[1][2]

Overview and history[edit]

Summer Advantage USA was launched in January 2009 in Indiana by Earl Martin Phalen, who founded the organization in September 2008 and is its CEO.[3][4][5][6]

Phalen originally cofounded a community service outreach organization known as BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) in June 1993.[7]


  1. ^ Boston University, Three MBA Students Named Summer Advantage USA Fellows
  2. ^ WISH.TV, Eye on Kids: Summer Advantage USA
  3. ^ Summer Advantage USA (The Mind Trust Fellowship project)
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  5. ^ Tully, Matthew. Indianapolis Tests Out Education Reform. Wall Street Journal. 4 Sept. 2009.
  6. ^ BELL, Building Educated Leaders for Life
  7. ^ Earl M. Phalen, Founder of BELL

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