United Way of St. Charles has granted $47,700 in scholarships to families participating in the St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department Inclusive Summer Day Camp. Through the grant, United Way is sending 159 children from St. Charles Parish to summer camp, including 101 first-time campers.
The Inclusive Summer Day Camp is a six-week program offered to children ages 5-15. The camp includes field trips, games, arts and crafts, swimming and fun educational activities. Campsites include Lakewood, St. Rose, Schoeffner and Luling Elementary Schools.
United Way of St. Charles is once again funding a grant for St. Rose Elementary School's Pre-K Summer Camp in the amount of $17,749. The grant will provide an intensive 12-day Summer Camp for 30 at-risk pre-school students before they enter Kindergarten at St. Rose Elementary in August 2016. The four and five year old students will attend the camp for three hours daily and receive expert reading instruction from a certified teacher. Summer camp begins July 11th and continues until July 28th. Bus transportation will be provided.
On March 18, 2016 volunteers from Valero St. Charles Refinery visited the new C.A.R.E. Center in Hahnville. Volunteers spent the day painting offices and moving furniture. The group was very excited to help the C.A.R.E. Foundation get ready for their new office space that will house several United Way of St. Charles Agencies.
United Way of St. Charles awarded LIVE UNITED scholarships to six St. Charles Parish graduating high school seniors on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
The recipients received a one-time cash award in recognition of their commitment to community service and the positive impact they have had on the St. Charles Parish community through their leadership and service. The award is intended to help defray educational expenses for attending a post-secondary program of their choice.
LIVE UNITED scholarships were awarded to students from Destrehan and Hahnville High Schools. The students who received scholarships from Hahnville High School include Elizabeth Keran, Madison Cancienne, and Beau Bourgeois. Destrehan High School students Rachel Marino, Reagan Pfister, and Sarah Gauthier received a LIVE UNITED scholarship as well.