LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The "summer slump" happens when kids spend time outside of class and it can halt their progress in school.
Jefferson County Public Schools is working to combat the slump with the help of summer reading institutes.
John Marshall, Asst. Sup. for Diversity Equity and Poverty Programs, and Diane Porter with the Jefferson County Board of Education stopped by the studios to talk about the institutes.
Click the video player above to hear more about the summer reading institutes.
JCPS students head back to school Aug. 20, but there are plenty of programs throughout the summer to help keep kids on track, click here for a list of events.