Slip and slide. It’s a hoot on a hot summer’s day.
Unfortunately, it’s also what happens to a child’s social and academic skills when school doors close for the summer. Ask any teacher, they’ll tell you kids lose as much as two months of reading and math skills in the weeks between the last and first days of school. Research shows most kids lose a bit over the summer, but low-income kids lose the most because they lack engaging summer activities. Many of those same kids also miss out on healthy meals.
Each summer, local children from low-income families can go to area day camps through stipends made possible by charitable gifts to Project GRACE.
On average, it costs about $250 per week for a child to attend a local camp. When you’re struggling to put food on the table or pay for basic necessities, sending your child to summer camp can be well out of reach. A stipend from Project GRACE makes it possible for working families to give their children a summer of opportunity.
We hope that you will give generously to our camp fund today. Help us make sure the only slip and slide going on this summer is just another fun activity between face painting and making memories with friends.