BENEFITING: ST ANDREW BY THE SEA EVAGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
As a result of the recent cuts in recreational program funding, we propose to implement a summer enrichment program for youth in Atlantic City. This will provide supplemental activities to augment the deficit in summer youth programming. The summer enrichment program will offer youth between the ages of 10 to 14 years of age alternative weekly activities to be headquartered at St. Andrew By The Sea Lutheran Church. We will employ, at minimum wage or stipend, additional youth as per the State of New Jersey guidelines, to perform duties of counselor/mentor. These youth will range in age 15 to 16 years. The program activities will include: sports (basketball, volleyball, fishing clinics, track and field, etc.), Computer activities (basic use, video editing, writing and composition, Windows applications, etc.), Photography, Life Skills, Trips (Camden and AC Aquarium, Historic Trenton, Philly Soul Football game, etc.), and other activities. We anticipate that this enrichment program will assist in providing healthy activities and social development for approximately 50 youth from the Atlantic City MSA. We are looking to obtain financial support from local and non-local sources in the amount of approximately $20,000. We will utilize multiple crowd funding resources as well as Local and State allotments which are available. We have already obtained minimal funding support from internal sources to date in the amount of $2,000. We anticipate that the cost per participant (youth) will be approximately $400. The Summer Enrichment program tentative start date will be July 6, 2015. Proposed end date will be August 21, 2015. We will offer the program Monday through Thursday between the hours of 0900 and 1500. We will schedule trips and special activities for (4) Fridays during the SEP. Breakfast and an afternoon snack will be provided for each participant.