Help Send Local Kids to Summer Camp

Friends for Youth is partnering with Siena Youth Center to help kids in our program access Siena's amazing summer camp!

We believe that if we work together, we can provide every child with the support and experiences they need to be healthy and successful!

Many youth in our area don't have access to summer camps due to program costs and transportation barriers. Without their usual school support systems and outlets, our youth are more likely to feel isolated, anxious, and depressed over the summer.

With your help, we can connect our kids to a summer camp where they can continue to learn, have fun and feel supported. 

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Whole, Healthy and Happy Summer Camp:
- A 6-week summer camp (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm) for ages 8-14 (entering grades 3-8)
- Academic enrichment with a focus on literacy, environmental science, and math
- Health and wellness programs including basketball, soccer, mixed martial arts, yoga, art, biking, rock climbing, badminton, hiking, and mountain biking
- Transportation to and from camp
- Healthy meals and snacks

The staff at Siena Youth Center involve youth in planning and leading all activities, actively engage parents, celebrate families' cultures, and introduce them to other local resources.

Our Needs:
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Camp enrollment costs $250. To add early childcare drop-off, the cost is $430. Most of our parents would need to do early drop-off.
- Our goal is to fund 8 scholarships, totaling $3,440.
- Remaining funds will support and train our high school students as camp leaders.

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About Friends for Youth:
Friends for Youth creates quality mentoring relationships between caring adult volunteers and underserved youth, including 1:1 mentoring in the community and group mentoring in local schools. Mentors become a consistent support system, expose youth to activities, and connect them to opportunities.

About Our Partnership:
Whole Health for Youth Initiative is a multi-agency partnership that provides families with accessible wellness programs that support youth mental health. The partnership is led by Friends for Youth, Siena Youth Center, Redwood City PAL (Police Activities League), Star Vista, and Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC). 

Thank you for supporting our youth!
  • Connie Maurer 
    • $20 
    • 30 mos
  • Rachel Garlin  
    • $250 
    • 30 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Lynne Mercer 
    • $225 
    • 30 mos
  • Connie Maurer 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
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Ffy ProgramDirector 
Organizer
Redwood City, CA
Friends for Youth 
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