PBHA's Roxbury Youth Initiative

Purpose Statement

Roxbury Youth Initiative is designed to give academic enrichment and personal support to campers aged 6 through 13 from the Roxbury community. All summer long, the camp provides daily morning classroom academics, which are geared toward teaching fundamental concepts in math, science, and literacy as well as teaching concepts and ideas in the areas of government and history. The afternoons are spent participating in field trips and activities that supplement the learning received in the classroom, as well as provide a source of recreation for the children. The goal is to not only promote academic achievement, but also to cultivate excitement about learning, to expose Roxbury children to a world not yet discovered by them, to foster an understanding of how integral they are to the world, and to give the children concrete tolls that they may use later in life to participate and better this world in its greater sense. Roxbury Youth initiative initially began as two separate camps serving the communities of Academy Homes and Dudley, which are both in Roxbury. Last year these two were combined allowing the program to serve Roxbury as one entity. Roxbury is a predominantly African-American and Latino community located in Boston.

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