To create a nurturing community that encourages integrity, values, responsibility and a love of learning.
To develop Good Neighbor skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.
PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT OUR MISSION
A four-week summer enrichment day camp for children in Bedford and Franklin Counties that focuses on academic mentoring in reading, writing, quantitative and communications skills. Additional enrichments are provided every afternoon in Nature Education, Peace Education, Cultural Diversity and Global Education.
Vocational exploration experiences for college students through intensive Leadership Development internships.
Weekend bags containing food for the weekend and a new book each week of camp and summer academy as well as breakfast, lunch and a snack each day of the summer programs.
Volunteer and mentor opportunities for over 200 community volunteers.
Student Enrichment in the Arts (SEA) programs that provide out of school enrichment opportunities across Franklin and Bedford Counties. Snacks are provided in the after-school sessions.
Academy summer sessions for middle and high school students.