Summer Jam is Urban Youth Impact's five-week day camp held at our West Palm Beach location. Children who attend Summer Jam experience hands-on, fun learning activities including cooking classes, art, photography, music, outdoor sports, weekly field trips, spiritual enrichment, and more. Most importantly, the students will have access to an array of books that academically challenge and enhance their reading ability even throughout the summer months.
WHY IT MATTERS
When school is out for the summer, children need the opportunity to continue having enriching experiences in a safe, supervised environment. During the summer months, there is a tendency for students to fall behind. Also known as the ‘summer slide’, students from the inner-city often lose most of their academic gains from the previous school year. In fact, according to national research, children from lower-income homes can fall two to three months behind in their reading during the summer months.
For that reason, Urban Youth Impact offers two affordable opportunities for children to attend camps; Summer Jam, a program at our West Palm Beach location and Kids Across America Kamp in the beautiful Ozark mountains. Since 2002, Urban Youth Impact has served students through these two summer programs.