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Charitable Trust Staff Visits KidsSTREAM

Charitable Trust staff visited KidsSTREAM Inc in August as they prepared to wrap up the final week of camp for the summer season. Campers, who range from Pre-K to Middle School, celebrated with an afternoon “Carnival” where they played games and listened to music. Parents were also invited to attend. Many of the games and carnival activities were designed and built by the campers. They created ball tosses, a mini bowling lane, frisbee and football games, and more out of everyday materials, such as pizza boxes and yogurt cups. Kids of all ages along with parents and counselors played and earned tickets for prizes handed out by staff at the end of the day.

KidsSTREAM’sprogramsprovide a unique focus on “STEM” subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).KidsSTREAMfounders, Anya and Vernon Myers,also encourage students to take academic classes and pursue career goals in these fields. This Summer, KidsSTREAM hosted 30 campers ages 4 to 13. Staff tells the Trust that not only do they have many repeat campers come back year after year, but they now have several camp counselors who used to be campers themselves — a testament to the caring and close community that has been built byKidsSTREAM. Campers along with parents and counselors/staff celebrated the last day of their camp season with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge on August 11, 2023.

KidsStream is a recipient of the Charitable Trusts FY 2024 grant where the funding will provide summer camp, parent workshops, and club activities for Charles County youth.

More information about KidsSTREAM summer camp, mentoring, tutoring and donations can be found at kidsstreaminc.com.

Did you know?

Women and minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields. According to studies, out-of-school STEM-focused programs can make a significant impact in getting young people interested in these fields. 80% of participants in STEMout-of-school programs report an increased knowledge of STEM career opportunities and 78% report having a more positive attitude towards STEM subjects.

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