Project H.O.O.D. Hosts Second Successful Summer Camp
In 2016, Project H.O.O.D. provided our very first Free Summer Camp for over 150 Chicago children and hired 25 young people from the community to serve as counselors. This summer of 2017, we exceeded last year’s success by hosting over 175 kids and providing 25 youth jobs to counselors at our “Real Heroes” Summer Camp.
Here is a note from one of our dedicated volunteers:
"Over the past summer weeks, children from the surrounding neighborhoods have been enjoying spending time at Project H.O.O.D.'s summer camp while their parents are at work. In addition to having play time with their friends, they have been able to do many cool things like taking a trip to the local library, ride horses and even go to Brookfield Zoo on a field trip. These trips are important for the kids because it gives them a new perspective on activities that they might not have otherwise. They loved it and are so happy that they had the opportunity to visit these places.
In addition to all the cool field trips, they also have a reading tutor come in a couple of times a week and have been eager to read the books donated to them by Bernie's Book Bank! At Project H.O.O.D. we recognize the importance of knowledge and how it can impact a child's life for the better, and therefore we are trying to instill a love of reading in the kids for the future. We are so grateful for all your support with the summer camp and we hope that we can continue things like this. Children are the future of a better Chicago, and at Project H.O.O.D. we are working everyday to make that better future a reality."
Our summer camp would not have been a success were it not for volunteers like this, Michelle Hubbard, additional staff and the generosity of our donors.