Deer Creek Promise Community Summer Camps 2018 Funding Opportunity
This announcement solicits applications for summer camp programs in 2018 designed to primarily serve children and adolescents attending Hollandale or Leland School District in Washington County, Mississippi. The purpose of the Summer Camps 2018 Funding Opportunity is specifically to establish innovative opportunities that support youth vocabulary and reading comprehension enhancement, over the summer months, while school is not in session. The goals of the program are to foster vocabulary development, gain an appreciation for literature, improve reading comprehension skills, reduce dropout rates, and minimize loss of knowledge over the summer. Children from families of lower socio-economic status are at greater risk for poor performance in language and literary skills and the summer months tend to widen this gap.