Tracie Denise wrote -
Rural communities are often overlooked when we think about the economically disadvantaged. Images of urban blight are often pervasive when describing the working poor. Yet, there is a significant rural population who goes unnoticed when we discuss the rise of poverty throughout the United States and because of that the children in these communities suffer.
St. George with a population of 2084 people is one of those overlooked communities. According to the US census the median household income is $17,634.00. Yet, despite the lack of financial resources the people in this community strive to provide their families with the American Dream, often coming up short. Extracurricular activities and summer camp are a luxury that few families can afford. The St. George Youth Sports League is committed to servicing the children in our community, specifically our young women. Adventure Girlz is a summer sleep away experiential education camp designed to instill leadership skills and confidence within our young women. The program incorporates social justice, sports and education to provide participants experience in teamwork, goal setting, leadership training and personal narrative. Our adventures include: kayaking, sailing and surfing along with daily swim drills.
The Adventure Girlz environment provides participants with positive adult mentorship and a built in social support system; creating a network of sisterhood that will last a lifetime.