Summer's coming. Every kid should have the opportunity to go to summer camp! In TWO WEEKS, we are trying to raise enough so 10 Lincoln kids can experience going to summer camp for the first time!
Summer vacation is one of the predominant causes of the achievement gap in America's schools. Unlike middle- and higher-income youth who typically spend their summers engaged in enrichment programs, the vast majority of low-income youth have little or no access to such opportunities. 11% of 6-12 year olds spend 10 hours/week alone in the summer. At Lincoln's Oakland Freedom Schools summer program on average gain a full year increase in instructional reading levels. Can you imagine the impact on lives that would have?!
by Jennifer Re and Diatra Simpson
Since 1883, Lincoln has influenced the lives of children and families through evolving programs to disrupt cy-cles of poverty and trauma by addressing three core areas: education, family, and well-being. In 2013, Lin-coln adopted and launched its first MDFT program in Contra Costa County, funded by County Mental Health and Probation. Within a short time, MDFT proved to be an excellent fit for Lincoln.