Kirkland Academy For Excellence – Labor of Love Day Camp

Grant AME Church is sponsoring a community based day camp for the children in the Watts community from June 23, 2014 through July 18, 2014.  This program, Kirkland Academy For Excellence – Labor of Love Day Camp (KAE-LOL Day Camp), is designed to provide a safe and enriching place for children to go during the summer months.  The KAE-LOL Day Camp touched the lives of 55 children last year and operated totally on volunteers. There are two opportunities for volunteers this year.

Adult Volunteers

Adult volunteers are needed to work with the children in the program.  There are a variety of job opportunities.  Please see the Volunteer Grid which provides the job description for volunteers.  Adults can volunteer for any position including food service, security, and registration.  Volunteers can commit to morning academic instruction, afternoon enrichment supervision, or all day support.  Volunteers can also come and share a skill, talent, or activity with the children.  Please complete the Volunteer Recruitment Card  and return to the Grant AME Church Office located at 10435 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008.   For more information, please feel free to contact Jacqueline Cochran at 310 259-2174.

High School Mentors

This year we are expanding our program and would like to involve high school students in modeling and mentoring children in the program.

High School Mentors will be working directly with children and an adult volunteer.  Activities include elementary reading and STEM activities. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)  There is one field trip each week.

High School Mentors will be asked to commit to at least one week of service.  A mentor can volunteer for the morning or afternoon session.  Hours of operation are 7:30 am – 12:30 pm for the morning session and 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm for the afternoon session.

All mentors will receive a letter of completion documenting the hours of service.

If you are enthusiastic, prompt and positive and are interested in making a difference for younger children, please complete the High School Mentor Packet found on the Grant AME Church website (grantamechurch.org) and attach a letter of recommendation.

Applications are due June 3, 2014 by 3:00 pm and must be turned into the Grant AME Church Office located at 10435 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008.  For more information, please feel free to contact Jacqueline Cochran at 310 259-2174.

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