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Creating a world of readers & thinkers

The Great Books Summer Program is the result of collaboration between David Ward, President of Early Advantage Learning, Professor Ilan Stavans of Amherst College and Dr. Peter Temes, former President of the Great Books Foundation.

As a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to inquiry-based learning, reading, discussion and teaching, the Great Books Foundation is proud to be affiliated with the Great Books Summer Program. 

For almost 70 years the Great Books Foundation has fostered an open and exploratory discussion of literature that promotes civil discourse, civic engagement, and social justice. We are committed to creating a world of readers and thinkers by promoting an inquiry-based approach to learning for students and adults in all walks of life.

As part of our mission we create partnerships with educational and community organizations to advance reading and discussion as a means for discovering shared concerns and common ground. Our outreach efforts include conducting programs for returning veterans and previously incarcerated men and women. We also work with many Great Books councils located throughout the United States.  

Our fiction and nonfiction books and programs are designed to engage K-12 students in the process of finding deeper connections and meanings in texts while identifying new ways of exploring issues and solving problems. Plus, our high-quality, customizable professional learning helps teachers become proficient in the intricacies of inquiry-based instruction. 

Learn More about how Great Books Foundation products, programs, and professional learning can extend the Great Books Summer Program experience throughout the school year. 


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