Help us as we gear up for Summertime!

Help us as we gear up for Summertime!

From Mark Gaskins

I'm raising money for a full out enrichment experience for youth in our community called Camp G.R.A.C.E. (Gardening, Robotics, Arts, and Cultural Enrichment)! All of the proceeds raised will go towards elevating youth.

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The need

Over 70% of the youth that attend our after school program come from low-income households. Parents are navigating rent increases, high prices of gas, and putting food on the table. Programs that offer rich content and academic engagement throughout the summer average over $600 - $800 per week and usually end before parents get off of work. 

What we did

Last year, The Village Method partnered with Bethel Baptist Church of Union City to bring a rich experience to youth as young as 2 to 15 years of age. The Kingdom Builders (from Urban Ministries, Inc.) curriculum was combined with TVM's intergenerational enrichment and engagement approach. With the help of our elders, children built planter-boxes, painted, learned about soil-technology, replanted aloe, rode horses, ate real good, and had a great time! 

Let's do it again...

This year, we're aiming to do the same thing and this time we will extend the day to 6:00pm. Our goal is make this the most exciting and fun two weeks for the children while easing the strain on the families.  

We need you

Every dollar received goes into ensuring that the youth never have a dull moment, they are challenged with real-life scenarios, introduced to rich content, and engaged intellectually to keep them sharp during the Summer. My wife and I would not be able to do any of this ministry without the encouragement and trust of our investors. You can invest to cover the tuition for scholar(s) for a week or two, introduce us to potential sponsors, or simply share this page with your friends on social media...we appreciate and thank you for everything that you do.  

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