Kids on a Waiting List
September 21, 2016
BENEFITING: DISCOVERY CENTER INC
Our children are listening. Help them to learn that love always wins.
We are working hard to help kids and teachers to value diversity, to respect differences in others, and create positive social change. A highlight of our work is when we bring 5th and 6th graders together (the best time to disrupt prejudice) for 3 to 5 days of living, learning and playing together at the beautiful Camp Woodstock (Sept. thru Nov.). We raise the money to cover the costs for all 900 students, except for a modest family participation fee. Unfortunately, a number of our families cannot afford the $50 (3-day) or $75 (5-day) fee. Please help us by giving to a "student scholarship fund", so that every child who wants to participate can do so. Our other needs include:
- a high quality projector ($1,500),
- games, art supplies and sports equipment ($900),
- T-shirts for all kids--they LOVE these! ($4,500),
- Spanish translation of our Family handbook ($1,200).
The camp experience is a one-time opportunity for many of our children, and it is invaluable in building their self-reliance, opening their eyes to new possibilities and new friends, and learning critical skills to help them succeed in our multicultural world. The teachers receive training designed just for them. "PREJUDICE rarely survives EXPERIENCE." ~ Eve Zibart