Give low-income DC youth the opportunity to attend summer camp by donating during March to the Couch to Camp Campaign presented by kajeet!
This March, kajeet and DC SCORES have partnered up to present the Couch to Camp Campaign to provide three FREE summer camps to youth in the District.
For many kids in the District of Columbia, traditional summer camp is not an option because families lack the resources. They, instead, are relegated to the couch during the hot summer months, putting their brains and bodies through a dangerous hibernation period that can lead to A) Unhealthy eating and activity levels; and B) Setbacks in academic progress.
It is a sad but proven truth that:
- More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.
- Most children — particularly children at high risk of obesity — gain weight more rapidly when they are out of school during summer break.
DC SCORES, in partnership with youth-friendly cell phone company kajeet, is refusing to let this happen, providing three FREE summer camps — two soccer camps and one, six-week soccer & arts camp — that span the majority of the summer for not just DC SCORES poet-athletes but for ANY child in the District in need of a positive, structured environment.
Because our traditional funding sources don't cover the summer, we need YOUR help to provide this critical opportunity for over 200 DC youth.
Our new partner kajeet is matching all donations up to $5,000 to the Couch to Camp Campaign, and when we reach that threshold we will have achieved our goal:
$10,000 to fund 10 weeks of summer camp.
Also, mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 20, from 5:30-8pm and the Couch to Camp happy hour sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. Come to Lounge 201 to bid on raffle packages, enjoy drink specials and have a great time in support of summer camps for DC’s youth!
Thank you for your support!
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