Cal Ripken, Jr.: Send 75 Deserving Kids to Camp!

by Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Summary

Give a memorable summer camp experience to 75 deserving kids from disadvantaged communities across the U.S. who might not otherwise get to go.
$75,000
total goal
$72,994
remaining
61
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ripkenfoundation.org
Pictures from Summer Camp, Programs, and Events
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Website

Organization Information

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Location: Baltimore, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ripkenfoundation.org
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
Project Leader:
Janice Chan
Baltimore, MD United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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