In July 2013 the DeKalb Police Department formed the Youth in Need Task Force to develop strategies to decrease youth delinquency in DeKalb. We are pleased to announce that several community organizations responded to this call for action and are working in partnership to offer the summer program, Camp Power, to the youth living in the University Village housing complex.
This collaborative summer program responds to identified issues of child hunger and elevated youth crimes that occur in the apartment complex during the summer months. The structure of Camp Power includes academic tutoring, a daily healthy lunch and afternoon snack, nutrition education, structured physical activity, mentoring, and the development of community gardens. This program will engage youth in structured recreation activities, teach youth and families multiple ways to utilize the vast array of recreational resources in their immediate neighborhood and assist them in developing healthy food options through education and the community garden.
There is a need for volunteers to assist with these daily initiatives Monday through Thursday every week until the program ends in August. Each volunteer role is different, but all help is appreciated equally! Check out the sign up page for more information on volunteer roles, times, and locations.
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