May Benevolence - Urban Promise
During the month of May we will be collecting donations for Urban Promise in Camden.
From Bruce Main, President and Founder: “Since 1988 our mission at UrbanPromise has been to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. We strive to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.” http://urbanpromiseusa.org/
Urban Promise needs to raise $220,000 by June 15 to provide employment for 100 teens for 8 weeks. That equates to $275 for one week for one teen. According to Main this provides “a salaried job, leadership skills, experiential classes, counseling, Bible Study, sports and a whole lot more!” while running camps for over 300 children in Camden.