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DHA awards $400,000 for Indianola Summer Camps

Posted on: May 24, 2011

Delta Health Alliance awards $400,000 for Indianola Summer Camps

(Stoneville, MS) The Delta Health Alliance is pleased to announce the awarding of nearly $400,000 in funding for summer camps through its Indianola Promise Community Program. “We are committed to the children of Indianola,” states Karen Fox, Delta Health Alliance CEO, “and, opportunities offered through the summer camps will help each realize their promise to a better, healthier future.”

The camps are scheduled to operate from June 1 until July 31. Agencies receiving summer camp funding include: the City of Indianola’s “Healthier You-Both Mind and Body Program,” the B.B. King Museum’s “The Art of Smart Summer Camp,” Delta Missions Ministries “DMM Summer Leadership Camp,” Indianola Main Street “Planting the Seeds for Careers in Agriculture,” Keplere Institute of Technology’s “Keplere Summer Institute: A College Readiness and Workforce Development Program,” Rasberry Men’s Club “Student After-School and Summer Development Initiative,” Sunflower County Freedom Project’s “Freedom Summer 2011,” and Sunflower Humphreys County Progress “Small World Summer School .”

Each agency provides distinct services which coincide with the mission and vision of Indianola Promise Community of uniting healthcare, education, community and faith services to provide people the opportunity to realize their promise as active members and leaders in the Indianola community. Summer camps will focus on a wide array of services which include mentoring, continuing education, academic enhancement, nutrition, leadership, early childhood intervention, health-related careers and personal health and wellness.

This is the second round of summer camps. In the summer of 2010, the Indianola Promise Community awarded $400,000 in funding and served more than 559 children and adults in Indianola. Indianola Promise Community staff will provide oversight for each summer camp to ensure budgetary compliance, to provide technical assistance and to ensure that adequate research measures are achieved.

The Indianola Promise Community (IPC) is a Delta Health Alliance initiative that represents an effort to establish best practices from the success of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City.   For more information about Indianola Promise Community Summer Camps, call (662) 686-7004.  Information about Delta Health Alliance and the Indianola Promise Community can also be found on the DHA website, www.deltahealthalliance.org or www.facebook.com/dhaorg.