Adopt a Camper
Will you help us meet our goal and double your impact?
When you Adopt a Camper:
- Children with Special Needs improve their literacy
- Pre-Teens and Teens develop leadership skills
- All children develop higher feelings of self-worth
- Teens graduate better prepared for college and career
This year, your donation can make an even greater impact. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar - up to $75,000 – thanks to the generosity of The Frank DiMino Foundation.
This very generous matching grant is only made possible with donations from people like you, and we thank you very much.
What Impact Do Summer Programs Have for Historically Marginalized Students?
Neighborhood Studios offers three summer programs uniquely designed to meet the cultural and educational needs of Bridgeport youth. Your support will guarantee access to these quality programs and help these youth reach their potential.
Camp Hart, a summer program for children with special needs, provides arts educational opportunities and reading enrichment. Special needs children have opportunities to form friendships and learn to resolve conflicts. Since 2013, children who participate in Camp Hart demonstrate improved reading and comprehension skills.
Dance Camp is an intense, fast-paced, five-week summer day camp where pre-teens are immersed in dance and and learn to respect this art form as a physical activity that requires athletic ability comparable with any sport. Campers also increase their self esteem, learn leadership skills and enjoy a great variety of athletic and social activities.
Conservatory teens participate in an intensive study of a single arts discipline, develop job readiness skills, practice their creative writing, and wrestle with the problems facing their community. They confront these issues through their art, dance, music and acting and become empowered to be better citizens. Since its inception in 2000, more than 90% of the youth who participate in Conservatory graduate high school, compared to the city’s average of just 72%.
Your donation will make a lasting impact in the lives of children and youth.