BENEFITING: City Year
EVENT DATE: Apr 19, 2011
Molly Stoeckel wrote -
Camp For A Day (CFAD) Los Angeles is an initiative that fills a critical need for children in Los Angeles during spring vacation. CFAD is an initiative of the City Year Los Angeles (CYLA).
CFAD offers an exciting day of learning and fun for elementary school children. The camps keep students actively engaged in educational programs, arts and crafts, and recreational activities during the time they are out of school.
This year, CFAD taking place at three locations: Normandie Avenue Elementary in South Los Angeles, Malabar Street Elementary in Boyle Heights and the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Central City. Schools such as these provide a safe haven for community children to grow and learn in a safe environment. However, children at these schools often face negative external pressures in their communities. City Year created CFAD to provide the secure and supportive environment children need during spring vacation.
But corps members planning this one-day adventure need more than just unwavering energy and positivity (although this comes packed with every young leader of our organization). We need materials, food and supplies to make magic happen. As a non-profit organization, we depend on charitable donations to do what we do for the children that depend on us. Donate whatever you can to our project so that we can reach (and exceed) our target goal of raising $6000. We can’t afford to short change these kids so don’t let your change fall short.
About City Year
City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders (also known as corps members) help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. City Year Los Angeles brings together 200 young leaders to serve over 2,200 students in the throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.