Give a memorable summer camp experience to 75 deserving kids from disadvantaged communities across the U.S. who might not otherwise get to go.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Each year, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation provides a one-of-a-kind experience to encourage kids, opening their eyes to a world of possibilities. Summer camp is an incentive to kids 8-14 who participate in our programs. Living in distressed communities, about 70% of them are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Staff at our local partner organizations select both young leaders and troubled youth who have recently begun to turn the corner towards a successful and healthy life.
How will this project solve this problem?
Coaches teach baseball/softball basics while using teachable moments on the field to stress teamwork, leadership, personal responsibility, and respect. Campers meet friends from across the country and try new things like zip lining and rock climbing.
Potential Long Term Impact
Camp is one part of what we do: teaching kids to make smart choices and engaging law enforcement as mentors. This improves relationships between kids and police, teaches kids to set life goals, and keeps them engaged in positive activities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,006
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,006 . The original project funding goal was $75,000.