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Summer Camp Scholarships Incoporation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Children & Youth, Sports

Mission: Statement of needs/problems to be addressed; description of target population and how they will benefit. The destiny of this community has been closely tied to that of the automobile industry; both GM and Ford have plants which have either downsized or closed in the past decade within the boundaries of this small school district. Lacking a broad base of economic opportunity, the fortunes of Willow Run and its residents have declined along with those of the American auto industry.  In 2006-2007, over 70% of the children in four of the five elementary schools were eligible for the free school lunch program; the percentage at the fifth school was 68%. (Willow Run Food Services, 2007) Single parent households, which are uniquely challenged to provide economical, wholesome activity in the summer, comprised almost four out of five families in Willow Run in 2000. (City-Data.com, 2000) These children are educationally at risk, as indicated by low MEAP scores; using combined math and reading scores, all five elementary schools scored in the bottom third of the state in 2005-2006 (SchoolDigger.com, 2007).  In 2004-2005, 68% of the senior class graduated; in 2005-2006, 52% graduated. (Center for Educational Performance & Information, 2006)

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Rating: 5

This organization uses every penny donated or granted to support sending kids to camp - each year they've increased the number of kids sent. They reach out to hundreds of kids including foster kids, and make a huge difference in each of their lives. I highly recommend this nonprofit.