sprog5The St. Louis Cardinals are pitching in to support a summer camp at Grace Church for underserved students in our community.

SPROG received a $1,500 grant from Cardinals Care this spring. The money was used to purchase new iPads for students to use in their classrooms.

The camp offers structured classes in math, creative arts, fitness, nutrition, personal finance, performing arts, reading, sewing and etiquette. Once a week the students participate in swimming and cultural field trips.

tammy boydProgram Director Tammy Boyd has worked with SPROG since 2011. Before that, she served as a U.S. Naval Reservist and earned her Bachelor’s degree in organizational studies/management. And before that, she attended SPROG as a student from age 7 to 13.

Tammy says her background influences her role with the campers. “SPROG has made a great impact not only on the students, but the families as a whole, which goes above and beyond the basic expectations of a camp.

Families continue to return year after year, knowing they can rely and depend on the integrity, love and concern the organization was founded on.”

SPROG runs Monday through Friday, June 8 through July 24. Organizers expect 85-88 students in Pre-K through 7th grade to fill the halls at Grace Church this year. The program employs seven certified teachers and 10-12 young adult counselors to help close the achievement gap in our local schools.

Grace Church has provided the free use of our facilities to the group for more than 20 years. Grace’s outreach committee also provided a $2,000 grant to SPROG this spring. And thanks to all our members who donated approximately $450 in school supplies to help make this year’s program a success!

Only a small percentage of SPROG’s operating budget is achieved through participant fees. If you would like to help support this worthwhile organization, you can send a tax-deductible donation to:

SPROG
P.O. Box 220274
St. Louis, MO 63122

 

 

 

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