On June 27, 2011, Opportunities Industrialization Center -DC will launch its free six week Carrera Summer Camp at the Arts and Technology Academy (ATA) located in Ward 7 at 5300 Blaine Street, NE. This year’s Camp will serve 52 young people from 5th through 8th grades. This year’s camp theme is a “Place to Shine” where campers will experience an eight hour day filled with: group games, sports & fitness, breakfast, lunch, snacks, entrepreneurship training, arts & crafts, dance/hip hop, book club, career exploration, a taste of college and self expression through performing arts and talent showcase. Also, the Camp’s curriculum includes the Carrera seven fundamental components listed below. The hours of operation are from 8:30am- 4:00pm.daily.
On March 1, 2011, OIC/DC partnered with the, Arts and Technology Academy (ATA), The DC Department of Health and the Children’s Aid Society Carrera Program to provide 200+ youth, the Carrera Model Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program at ATA. This nationally recognized model program sees young people “at promise” instead of “at risk”, uses a holistic approach to empower young people to develop the desire for a productive future by avoiding pregnancy, completing high school, and entering college.
The program is a year round program which includes a: In-School Model, After-School Model, Saturday Program and Summer Camp. All young people begin programming during their 5th grade school year and receive seven fundamental components: Education- daily and weekend homework help and academic enrichment with trained teachers and tutors, individualized academic plans, and high school and college preparation; Employment- Exposure to the world of work, earn weekly stipend, open individual bank accounts, participate in entrepreneurial projects, and summer job placement; Self Expression- Weekly music, dance, and drama sessions led by art professionals, this is an opportunity for youth to discover talents and build self-esteem; Individual Lifetime Sports- A fitness program emphasizing sports that build self discipline and can be played throughout life, including golf, tennis, bowling, and swimming; Family Life and Sexuality Education (FLSE)- Age-and-stage appropriate literacy for youth, to learn the facts about puberty improve communication with parents and understand how to manage peer group pressure. Classes for parents and family members are included; Mental Health- Group discussions, individual counseling as needed, school and family visits, crisis intervention, referrals and case management; Medical and Dental Care- Compressive, no-cost annual physicals and monthly dental visits.
For more information: Ms. Lisa Glenn
(OIC/ Carrera Program Director), 202- 398-6811 ext. 5291, email@example.com.