James Lawson Freedom School
Implemented in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund, The James Lawson Freedom School provides children and youth in grades K-12 within the Allentown School District a unique educational opportunity to interrupt summer learning loss experienced by many inner-city children.
Delivered as a six-week summer initiative that partners mission appropriate college-level interns (referred to as Servant Leaders) with students (referred to as Scholars), the school operates annually from June to the end of July, Monday through Friday (8am to 1pm), and provides children with free books, nutritious meals, educational field trips, and an opportunity to learn about the significance of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Future Stars Summer Day Camp
The Boys & Girls Club of Easton announces its 2022 Future Stars Summer Day Camp!
Registration is open now! Registration will continue between 1pm and 8:45pm, Monday-Friday until we reach capacity. We ask that you please contact B&GCE staff to pre-schedule a visit or for pick-up/drop-off of paperwork.
The B&GCE Summer Camp will run for 11 weeks starting Monday, June 13th and ending Friday, August 26th. We will be open for summer Monday through Friday from 9am until 4:45pm (closed on Monday, July 4th for the 4th of July holiday).
Membership is $70 for new or expired memberships and it covers one full calendar year (a tour of the facility is required and should be pre-scheduled).
For members who started on or after 10/1/21, the summer fee is $55.
For members who obtained membership on or prior to 9/30/21, the summer fee is $35 (+ $15 upon renewal if it falls over May-August).
Member dues are accepted via exact change cash or money order only.
A membership application as well as summer registration (including Covid waivers) must be completed and submitted with payment to be accepted. Our same COVID policies since 2020 will remain in place. Masks will still be required for entrance to the club.
There are limited spots available (100) on a first-come, first-serve basis so hurry in now to register.
Stay tuned for upcoming programming information! We offer programming under the following six (6) core areas: Education, the Arts, Sports & Recreation, Health & Wellness, Workforce Readiness, and Character & Leadership.
For more information about the 2022 summer camp or for registration, contact Monica Bowles, B&GCE Program Director, or Jon Young, B&GCE Administrative/Program Assistant, at (610) 703-8575. Mr. Dean Young, B&GCE Executive Director, can also be reached at (484) 239-2075.
Horizons for Youth
Exciting hands-on summer enrichment programs for children entering Kindergarten - 9th grade. Have fun while you learn. Classes focus on everything from art, cooking, science, sports, technology, thematic and much more. Half day or full day options, 8 am- 6 pm. Come for the week or the whole summer. June 13 - August 19
Unidos was formed and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2019, with a mission to improve the quality of life for people who have historically been underprivileged and marginalized by responding to community needs and addressing equity gaps within the city of Allentown. Our three focus areas are education, safety, and social inclusion.
Our CyberLearning Club began in 2020 when schools switched to virtual learning. Students struggled to adapt, and families were often unable to accommodate their needs. Unidos stepped in to address those needs by providing academic support and, at times, acting as a liaison between the school and Spanish-speaking families.
We know students from low-income families are often not as prepared as their economically-advantaged counterparts in surrounding areas, which is a barrier to academic success. To address this gap, we have provided backpacks and school supplies to low-income students over the last few years.
Through the CyberLearning Club summer program we will provide 10am - 2pm Monday through Friday for two weeks where social-emotional support and STEM focused education will be provided to Allentown students grades k-5th.
Lehigh Valley Girls Rock GRC 2022
GRC, our youth rock camp, is a week-long empowerment camp based on being in a band open to girls and nonbinary & transgender youth ages 10-17. Campers will learn how to play an instrument, form a band, write an original song together, and then perform their song at a *real* concert for their family, friends, and future fans. Campers will spend the week making new friends, attending educational workshops, and collaborating with volunteers to create music and art. No experience necessary.
Suggested tuition is $275, but financial aid is available and no one gets turned away for lack of funds.
Although music and art are major aspects of this program, GRC isn't a typical music camp. The week largely focuses on feminism and inclusion. Many of our workshops and group activities include topics such as self-care, social justice, and community building. We aim to build self-confidence and foster a sense of belonging while nurturing a supportive, encouraging environment.
Earn a Book
Earn a Book students read stories and do fun activities. They'll also get to go on field trips related to the books they read. At the end, students take a trip to a local bookstore and pick books of their own to take home!