Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Children in the child welfare system deserve to be treated like any other child and should be able to participate in normal, age-appropriate activities. A report released by the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, "A Voice Heard," noted insufficient funds to support participation in outside activities was a significant barrier to implementing the "Let Kids be Kids" Law. Fewer than 50% of children in the foster care system participate in extracurricular activities. We are providing funds and assistance to this special population for summer camps and programs. We have chosen the summer months because during this time children have too much unstructured time on their hands that could lead to additional problems.
Please complete the request form with required information. All camps/program should complete Level 2 screening of staff or volunteers for the child's safety. By completing this form, applicant confirms they have done due diligence on the program for which they are requesting funds.
Deadline has been EXTENDED: June 1st, 5pm
Requests will considered for children ages 3- completion of high school. A suggested funding request per child is around $300 but any amount will be considered. If you have difficulty completing this form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For suggested Juvenile Welfare Board approved camps, please click on the following link.