2020 Family Summer Needs Survey Analysis

Big Thought, through our Dallas City of Learning network, partnered with  United Way of Metropolitan DallasDallas Park and RecreationThe Budd Center at SMUDallas Afterschool, the Center on Research and Evaluation at SMUDallas Public Library and State Fair of Texas to issue a citywide survey from May 12-18, 2020 to parents and caregivers about their summer needs for their children.

With this important feedback directly from families combined with the recommendations of public health and government officials, Big Thought, along with program partners, will be able to make the most informed decisions that prioritize the safety of all involved and the learning and development of youth and children in Dallas.



Completed Surveys

Zip Codes Represented

Youth Ages 4-18 Represented

Key Preliminary Findings


Responding Families who Identified as an "Essential Worker Household"


Are considering in-person camp or child care this summer


Undecided about in-person camps or child care this summer


Are considering virtual, on-line or at-home camp options this summer

For Additional Data and Analysis

FamilyNeeds Survey Preliminary Report
Summer Town Hall Presentation Deck