Hosted by: Volunteer Starkville
Volunteer Starkville hosts a “Healthier You” Summer Camp during the 3rd full week of July each year. This half-day, week long camp focuses primarily on financial literacy, health and nutrition for youth in grades Kindergarten – 6th that are living in poverty. The primary goal of this camp is to teach youth about the value of money, importance of saving, and other things they will need to know about later in life to manage their personal finances.
This year we are expanding our “Healthier You” Summer Program to begin the first week of June and will host classes every Monday and Wednesday afternoon at Brickfire Project to engage the children before camp. On Mondays (3:00 – 5:00 pm), we will be teaching lessons to the children on health and nutrition, and financial literacy lessons on Wednesdays (3:00 – 5:00 pm). The program will culminate with the Summer Camp July 20th – 24th.
Volunteers are needed to help conduct afternoon lessons and work with children directly on Mondays and Wednesdays and during our summer camp. We have listed the specific dates and times volunteers are needed below. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Healthier You Summer Program Coordinator Chad Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org or Volunteer Starkville at 662.268.2865.
Dates/Times Volunteers are Needed:
• Mondays (6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13): Health and Nutrition Lessons/Activities – 2:45 – 5:00 pm
• Wednesdays (6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15): Financial Literacy Lessons/Activities – 2:45 – 5:00 pm
• Healthier You Summer Camp: July 20 – July 24, 2015; 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We ask that volunteers commit to helping as many of the Mondays or Wednesdays that they can – preferably all Monday dates or all Wednesday dates listed below.
Volunteers helping on the Monday/Wednesday sessions will need to attend a volunteer orientation on Wednesday, May 27th, 5:30-6:30 pm or Thursday, May 28th, 12:00-1:00 pm. Both orientation sessions will be held in the 3rd floor conference room at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Building (101 South Lafayette Street) and a meal will be provided for attendees.
Volunteers helping with the summer camp (July 20th – 24th) will need to attend a volunteer orientation on Tuesday, July 14th or Thursday, July 16th, Time & Location TBA.
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