Last week, Circle Program successfully finished up its first session of Circle Camp @ Home, an innovative camp experience for the NH youth that we serve. The goal was to keep the participants engaged, excited about the future, and promote overall wellness through these unprecedented times.
Each morning starts out with a traditional “Morning Circle” to allow the participants a moment to reflect and connect with one another, as is always done at Circle Camp. The day is filled with live Zoom meetings, monitored by Circle Staff and Camp Leaders, to teach advanced STEAM curriculum. Every week we have had guest presenters from the community that volunteer their time and resources to educate the participants in their field of expertise. Some of the amazing Circle presenters have included: Dr. Morse from Bebop Labs; Tina E Schumacher from Voices Against Violence; and Sally Jensen, a NASA Messenger Educator Fellow. The next session will start out with a bat program from Christian Robinson, NH Audubon!
Each week Circle Staff has been delivering toolkits filled with resources and materials for the participants to complete the activities for that week. Thanks to the generous support of our community members and foundations, we were able to fulfill our commitment to deliver fresh produce to each participant and their family to accompany these weekly toolkits! These efforts will continue throughout the course of the summer.
Circle Mentors are always critical to the success of Circle Program but this summer they are going above and beyond! Their mentees are already experiencing great challenges, which have only been heightened due to COVID-19. Our loyal Circle Mentors are doing all they can to be there to remind the Circle Mentees that they are unconditionally accepted and supported, while also connecting with the girls as frequently and as safely as possible. Circle Program is always seeking out new mentors in the community that want to be a part of changing a child’s life. If you would like to join their efforts, please reach out us today.
We will soon have information about our exciting opportunities for Fall, filled with Circle tradition and the new! Check back for more details and, as always, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, or ideas.