SAVE Summer

SAVE Summer 2019-05-06T11:17:59+00:00

Help us SAVE Summer for over 20 homeless children! DONATE TODAY!

For many homeless and disadvantaged children in Dallas, summer is a time of isolation, stress and academic regression. While children may enjoy being outside of the classroom for the summer months, it is vital to their future success that they continue their academic gains while on summer break. Through, Socialization, Academic Advancement, Volunteer Opportunities, and Exploration, Interfaith is able to SAVE Summer by giving homeless youth a summer to remember.

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Why it is important to SAVE Summer?

  • Socialization. Many impoverished children spend the summer alone behind closed doors while their parents are working. However, Interfaith’s FREE summer program provides fun and educational programs Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Academic Advancement. Summer learning loss is a phenomenon that detrimentally impacts many low-income students. However, our summer program encourages reading and also provides personal tutoring in reading and math.
  • Volunteer Opportunities. Students who perform voluntary community service are nearly 20% more likely to graduate from college than those who do not (Dávila & Mora, 2007). Each child in Interfaith’s program will also volunteer and learn that they too have a responsibility to build our community.
  • Exploration A visit to a museum can have a 20% higher information retention rate than if the same material was taught in a classroom (Harvard, 2011). Interfaith’s students will have an average of five field trips this summer ranging from museums visits, a college tour for teens, away-camps, and  Vacation Bible School classes.

This summer, we ask that you help support one child’s summer. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to cover the costs of each of our Interfaith children’s summer experiences. Help us SAVE Summer for over 20 homeless children in Dallas this summer! Please give one of these memory-making, confidence-building gifts by May 31st!

  • Equip:  $50 provides a child with one (1) week of meals and snacks
  • Explore: $100 provides a child with two (2) weeks of swimming lessons
  • Educate: $250 provides one (1) month of tutoring to prevent summer learning loss
  • Engage: $500 sponsors five (5) summer field trips for 10 students
  • Experience: $1000 sponsors a child’s complete summer experience

Please help us make this summer a life-changing adventure for our children! DONATE TODAY!

For more information about our SAVE Summer program, please contact Jessica Rood, Director of Development, at jrood@interfaithdallas.org or (469) 828-1833.