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Providing More Diversity into Summer Camps and Youth Sub Culture.
We need affordable summer camps fostering a profound sense of belonging, compassion, and collaboration. Interacting with different cultures sparks excitement and involvement, while boosting youth confidence through social interactions. Exposure to new programs leads to unforgettable memories and knowledge of ethnic inclusiveness. My summer camp experience as a POC teen exemplifies the joy of trying new things in a diverse setting, encouraging us to seize other opportunities for growth.
This proposal is being evaluated
Type of funding: Programs and services (non-capital)
Rough cost estimate: Under $500,000
✅ This idea could be implemented without changing current policy or law.
✅ This idea is within the City's jurisdiction.
✅ This idea doesn't name a specific vendor.
❌ This idea would incur costs indefinitely.
Justification: Need to explore more specifics of project, such as defining the goal of increasing the prevalence of summer camp programs in for POC youth AND/OR increasing the diversity of existing programs.
Other notes: Seattle Parks and Recreation offers Summer Camp programming citywide, including locations in South and Southeast Seattle. There are programs/curriculums within the programming that focus on diversity and community, but there is room for growth.
Thank you for sharing your idea. This idea and its evaluation have been forwarded to the budget delegates. They will use this information to group together similar ideas, narrow down options based on community needs, and develop fully detailed proposals for you and your community to vote on in October 2023.
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