Growing Skills through Connecting Kids

Connecting Kids creates the opportunity for children in grades K-8 to take part in an activity at a free or reduced rate. Last year, 658 children used the Connecting Kids voucher. Children have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports, camps, classes, and fine art activities through 25 different partner organizations. A survey of parents found that 98% of respondents would not have been able to participate in activities without Connecting Kids. One survey respondent noted:

“As a single mother, this [Connecting Kids] has been a blessing. My daughter loves golf and looks forward to it every year. Extracurricular activities are extremely expensive, and I feel bad that my girls have not had as many opportunities as others due to my low income. I would love to give my children the opportunity to do anything they want, but my finances don’t always correspond. Since my girls have started golf lessons through the First Tee, their skills have grown immensely and it gives them something to look forward to every summer. Thank you!”

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