DHA IPC Summer Camps 2017
This announcement solicits summer program applications in 2017 for children and adolescents in Indianola, Mississippi attending Lockard Elementary, Carver Elementary, Merritt Middle and Gentry High Schools. The purpose of the Summer Camps 2017 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.
This RFP is specifically looking for programs that utilize innovative, fun, and creative approach to developing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Examples might include: plays, drama theatre, dance classes, music classes, scavenger hunts, creative play, community service programs, or other activities designed to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension.