Every week during the summer, over hundreds of local youth children come to one of our ten Corps Community Centers across the National Capital Area to participate in fun activities in a safe and nurturing environment, where they can learn positive values and important life skills that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. The majority of these children come from a low-income background and these free activities are often the only occasion they have to participate in extra-curricular activities. These precious hours in the week allow the children to forget about their current circumstances at home and at school and to focus on developing their talents in a fun way. The Salvation Army is creating opportunities for them every day.
These activities include music lessons, after-school homework assistance, and character-building scouting programs. During the summer, The Salvation Army also runs children’s camps in Richardsville, VA.
For more information, please contact The Salvation Army location near you.