Last Summer, due to the Pandemic, many of the camps we typically go to where closed. But our youth still needed something productive and purposeful to do. After all, we started Operation End the Boredom 5 years ago because we were tired of seeing the streets claim our kids attention and shape their lives toward destructive patterns...So last year we developed work programs. Our youth made some money, AND had fun doing it. This year we are doing it again.
We created an apprentice program that also has camp experiences built into it.
4 weeks of apprenticeship work with local owned businesses and 4 weeks of camps. Work Hard/Play Hard.
Our workforce development program provides a safe place where our youth will learn various career skills, work ethic, character, financial management, and a whole lot more... And they will work alongside local businesses. We will help supplement the pay for the businesses mentoring our youth to help them not take a loss and to show the value to them of their time taken to help train this next generation to be hard workers with innovativeness and integrity.
When? June 7 - August 5. 4 weeks of work, 4 weeks of fun.
What? Through your generous gifts we are empowering local businesses owners in various fields and paying our youth to apprentice under these experts for 4 weeks, acquiring job skills while also being mentored by these strong, Godly leaders... and the youth get to make some honest money too! Sounds pretty un-boring right? Some of the work our kids will be doing will be in a studio, hair salon, painting, performance venues, video shoots, sound engineering, lawn care, car wash, daycare, and helping with the food bank.
In the midst of the summer various youth will have a chance to break away to go to some of our favorite camps! Camp Highland and Camp Cedine and of course Warrior Week. Work hard AND Play hard!
How does it work? We chose 35 of our most committed youth and have decided to put everything we can into their spiritual, mental, emotional and vocational development this summer. Through strategic partnerships with generous donors as well as business partners, we are attempting something that we believe will matter greatly to the futures of our youth. Help us help them!
It will cost us about $20,000 to pull off this powerful summer they will never forget. Any donation to help us reach our goal is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.