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OC Foundation's partnership with A Child's Place - Update!
The OrthoCarolina Foundation will sponsor 3 teachers to make summer fun AND educational for Charlotte area homeless children! The My Place
is a summer day camp operated by A Child's Place to serve 100 homeless students, so they are safe, have fun and retain or improve their academic progress over the summer months. The OrthoCarolina Foundation is thrilled to contribute to this wonderful program is a proud to postitively impact the participating homeless children's ability to enter school next fall on par or perhaps even ahead of their classmates!
Learn more at A Child's Place
Thank you for making My Place Summer Day Camp 2011
another success! Because of your generous donation, 100 ACP highest need client homeless children were able to participate in an eight-week academic and enrichment camp. My Place has provided each client child with memories that will last a lifetime. In the words of one of our client children:
"My Place means to me love, fun and success because My Place cares about us. When volunteers come out and help us with field day, book bags, swim suits and carnivals. Mr. Patrick taught us a new rule to treat people the way you want to be treated. When readers come out to read to us they teach us about safety, friendship and respect. I want to thank all of the staff, volunteers, teachers and coaches. I am going to miss My Place Summer camp." - ACP client camper
At the end of My Place Summer Day camp, 97% of ACP client campers maintained or improved their reading level from the year before; 96% maintained or improved their math comprehension. 100% of client children were able to swim by the end of camp. Campers were able to experience photography, taekwondo, roller skating, The Children's Theater, a tour of Bank of America Stadium and much more. All of these opportunities would not have been available without your help.
Attached you will find four pictures of client children during different stages of their day at My Place Summer Camp. Camp started every morning with Morning Celebration: a time to shake off the night before and re-energize for the exciting day ahead. Classroom activities include arts and crafts, worksheets, hands-on projects and more interactive learning projects. Reading is a major component of our academic curriculum because it is the cornerstone of all learning. We encourage our client children to take advantage of reading time and improve their reading skills. Swimming lessons were offered four times a week by local nonprofit SwimMac at Johnson C. Smith University Aquatic Center. Swimming is not only a fun physical activity for our client children but can also help save their lives. Campers were also given photography lessons each week to help broaden their horizons by local nonprofit Silent Images.
Thank you for your contribution to eliminating the effects of homelessness on children and their education.
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