With the state of Illinois facing economic uncertainty and financial difficulty…. Now more than ever, we need your help.
Here is what your contributions fund:
- Summer dental visits.
- Local Community College Carpentry Skills
- College Readiness
- Correspondence and Education with Police and Firemen
- Health and Nutrition
- Academics through Play
- Leadership and Mentoring
- Career Development
- Summer Fun & Memories
The summer months can be a great time for fun and adventure. Often times, we neglect our health over the summers by eating more sugary or acidic foods. Instead of waiting for school to start back 17th St partners with Dental Safari to bring fresh smiles and good health to our children and families over the summer. Not only do they get refreshing smile but they also get tips on better oral hygiene during the summer months.
Local Community College Carpentry Skills
Under the guidance of our professional instructor we show kids that a block of wood can turn into a masterpiece. Not only do the boys learn carpentry but the girls get hands on with many tools of the trade. We build more than projects. We build dreams.
17th St brings higher education to our younger people a lot sooner than high school. We get things done and have plenty of fun as our children see future career and educational paths. While at camp we reinforce this college readiness with fun activities that challenge their creative process and thirst for knowledge.
Summer Fun & Memories
The most important factor of 17th St Summer Fun camp is creating lasting memories that will impact our children positively. Childhood is a fading commodity and here we ensure that the children learn what it means to have a truly rewarding summer. No cellphones or television here, all you need is a little child like wonder and some imagination.