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A Day in the Life of Summer Day Camp CDF Freedom Schools

Published on by Urban Impact.

Many supporters came together this summer - all for raising $30,000 in our campaign for Summer Day Camp CDF Freedom Schools for 60 child scholars at Urban Impact’s hub at Rainier Avenue Church. We wanted to share the success with you and a little ‘day in the life’ of a scholar as they experience six weeks of transformation, learning and fun!

8:00am Scholars receive a breakfast through donations from volunteers & churches to offer a nutritious start to the day!

8:00am Scholars receive a breakfast through donations from volunteers & churches to offer a nutritious start to the day!

8:30 am Every morning, children begin their day with Harambee, a Kiswahili word that means, "let's pull together," and it includes songs and cheers about education and reading that encourages every child to excel.

8:30 am Every morning, children begin their day with Harambee, a Kiswahili word that means, "let's pull together," and it includes songs and cheers about education and reading that encourages every child to excel.

9:00 am Each class of about 14 students reads a book from CDF Freedom Schools' INtegrated Reading Curriculum and discusses the historical figures in the books that delve into cultural heritage and educational equality. Each week focuses on an "I can make a difference" theme.

9:00 am Each class of about 14 students reads a book from CDF Freedom Schools' INtegrated Reading Curriculum and discusses the historical figures in the books that delve into cultural heritage and educational equality. Each week focuses on an "I can make a difference" theme.

12:00 pm Lunch is also provided through donations from volunteers and churches.

1:00 pm Child scholars take enrichment classes ranging from science to dance to knitting. And many of the summer days included a trip to Pritchard Beach for a swim to beat the heat. 

1:00 pm Child scholars take enrichment classes ranging from science to dance to knitting. And many of the summer days included a trip to Pritchard Beach for a swim to beat the heat. 

Every Friday, scholars took field trips to Seattle sights including the Woodland Park Zoo, the Museum of History and Industry, the Seattle Public Library Central Branch and the Museum of Flight.

Every Friday, scholars took field trips to Seattle sights including the Woodland Park Zoo, the Museum of History and Industry, the Seattle Public Library Central Branch and the Museum of Flight.

YOU DID IT! Summer Day Camp was possible because of you

Volunteers Groups:
Victory Christian Fellowship
Cru
Amy's Small Group (Rainier Avenue Church)
Evangelical Chinese Church
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
First Free Methodist Church
Shoreline Free Methodist Church
Antioch Bible Church
Emerald City Bible Fellowship

Volunteers:
Nhi Ngo
Sam Scott
Jonathan Smith
Miata Smith
Natalie Chan
Robert Snow
Dayton Kelly Jr.
Kaylah Rubino
Katelyn Durst
William Smith
Ashley Sthandone
Gina Kitts

Enrichment Instructors:
Catalina Bellizzi
Aven Zemo
Robin Kane
Tracey Wong