Delaware non-profit creating virtual summer camp
DELAWARE – A Delaware agency is working to put together initiatives in order to better the lives of children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
First State Community Action Agency (FSCAA) aims to help low-income Delawareans overcome poverty, become self-sufficient and live better lives. They usually offer after school programs for kids but because of the COVID-19 pandemic those programs had to be put on pause. Now, the agency is working to launch new initiatives to continue helping kids in any way they can. For example, they launched a healthy kits program at the end of may to provide fresh vegetables to kids and an education on obesity. Now they’re gearing up for a virtual summer camp that will keep kids engaged during the summer months.
“We have to be really innovative in finding ways to reach out to our students and our families and make sure we’re still bridging that gap, making sure they’re not left behind in any way even if its with our enrichment programs,” says Dr. Sandi-Hagans-Morris, the program director of First State Community Action Agency Delaware.
The summer camp will be a five week long program. They will have teachers from around the county assist with virtual activities that include STEM projects as well as arts and crafts projects.