We Are Asking For Your Help
As a loyal supporter, you know the work that we do at Parks & People is centered around improving the quality of life for Baltimore City residents, through our mission of connecting people to nature and their community with vibrant parks and green spaces. Since 1984, our aim has been to have an authentic and transformative impact on the time that residents spend outdoors.
Today, we accomplish a large part of this important work during our summer youth program, Superkids Camp. Open and free to all rising Baltimore City Students in grades 1-5, SuperKids Camp provides 6 weeks of literacy and STEAM-focused enrichment to prevent the "summer slide" for students living in Baltimore’s most underserved communities.
We know that children who spend time outdoors in natural environments experience improved health and cognitive functions, strong motor coordination, reduced stress, and enhanced social skills.
We also know that the majority of city students living at low to moderate income levels are living in highly urbanized neighborhoods with limited access to natural spaces. Many of these same students will lose close to two months of grade-level equivalency in reading during the summer.
With these statistics in mind, we focus SuperKids Camp lesson plans on reading, environmental literacy, character development, and fostering an appreciation of the environment through hands-on learning. Students spend their summers learning with their peers, completing reading challenges, and taking virtual field trips. They are embracing nature and making new friends, while ensuring they will hit the ground running when they return to their classrooms in the fall.
Parks & People remains deeply committed to helping children in Baltimore City reach their full potential. We provide students with the resources and support they need to succeed in school, in their careers, and in life. That's why we're asking for your help. Your gift will help us continue to fund these vital youth programs, at no cost to students or their parents.
Can you commit to a gift today that will help us fund our programs into the future? Your gift of $25, $50, or even $250 will make a direct impact on our community.
We know that you care about our community, and we're grateful for your support. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our young people.
President and CEO