With the days becoming longer and the temperature slowly rising, one can’t help but get excited at the realization that summer is right around the corner! Although adults and those of us in the work force still may have overwhelming schedules, we can’t help but feel a sense of freedom as we reminisce on what summer meant to us when we were kids, and how important it was in the shaping of our lives.
For some children, a few months off of school in the summer can lead to major setbacks, including loss of knowledge and lowered test scores. Mika's summer programs are designed to minimize this effect by promoting continued learning during the summer months to Make Summer Count! Stay tuned over the next 4 weeks for more details about opportunities to participate this summer!
Travelquest: K-3rd grade: Mon-Thurs 10am-12:15pm
TravelQuest invites children to adventure through a new country each week. They'll explore food, culture, monuments and more!
Summer Learning Labs: 4-6th grade: Mon-Thurs 1-3pm
Summer Learning Labs invite children to learn how to make and do new things by participating in different workshops.
Community Gardening: 7-9th grade: Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
Hands on learning about health, nutrition, and caring for our bodies, while building planter boxes and starting a community garden at Mika's office
You School: High School: Youth Leadership Development
We're partnering with YouSchool for a 6 week guided program for high school students. YouSchool focuses on self-discovery, identity formation, and character development.
Summer Camp: August 21-26th
Mika has partnered with Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp to give our teens an amazing week to experience the beauty of nature, build relationships, and most importantly strengthen their relationships with Jesus.
With these programs, comes many opportunities for YOU to be involved in the lives of our youth! Here’s how:
Volunteer: 2 hours a week for 6 weeks will impact your life as much as our students!
$25 – will cover 1 Student for 1 Week
$150 – will cover 1 Student for all 6 Weeks
$350 – will cover 1 Youth for YouSchool & Camp.
Pray: Email our Executive Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a student name you can be praying for throughout the summer!
All of this information can be found on our website at www.mikacdc.org. You can also call our office at 949-645- 0075 to talk to any of our staff. Also, join us at our Mika Info Night to learn the story of Mika and how you can get involved: www.mikacdc.org/infonights. excited for all that’s in store for us this summer. Looking forward to how you can participate.
See you this summer!