Summer is awesome at The GreenHouse! Here's why...
Summer matters. Too much unstructured time over the summer can cause kids to lose academic ground. At The GreenHouse, youth participate in five weeks of high-quality summer programming and academic enrichment. This summer, GreenHouse kids are reading as many books as they can in a "library challenge!" They're also developing science and health skills through food literacy classes about fiber, sugar, and whole grains. GreenHouse teens are forming book clubs and honing their math concepts in our fun and experimental "Summer Cooking Camp."
Summer is creative. This summer, our theme is "Express Yourself!" GreenHouse kids and teens are developing their talents and passions through creative art activities, including ballet, watercolor, paper mache (pictured left), collage, stomp, choir singing, making videos, recorder lessons, poetry, and zumba! At the end we'll have a community art gallery, to celebrate all their creative work.
Summer is a time to grow. As GreenHouse youth explore creative expression, they're developing social-emotional skills. Kids do an "emoji check-in" every day (see picture on right), cultivating the ability to recognize their emotions and express them to others. Teens are participating in ten sessions of the "Too Good For Violence" curriculum to foster strong relational and conflict resolution skills. And in late July, GreenHouse teens will leave Sacramento together for a special camping trip, learning about God's love and purpose for the lives.
Summer is full of adventures! In GreenHouse summer programs, youth go on field trips every week - an important way to expand horizons and visit places outside the neighborhood. This year's adventures include a high-ropes course, kayaking in a local lake, a virtual reality game room, and weekly trips to the pool.
Summer is free. High-quality summer programs are profoundly important for kids, and under-served communities often have little access to them. At The GreenHouse, we offer five weeks of holistic, top-notch summer programs, right on the block where kids live, absolutely free. We do this in partnership with you!
Please consider making a big impact on the life of a deserving youth by becoming a Summer Sponsor! When you give $50 or more, you will receive a letter from one of our youth, describing the new opportunities they are having at The GreenHouse this summer. Click here to become a Summer Sponsor today.
Thank you for your partnership in ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn and grow all summer long!
*Thanks to our partner organizations - the Food Literacy Center, and the Sacramento Children's Home - for bringing in such great enrichment opportunities! And thank YOU, summer sponsors, for making it all possible.