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PACE Summer Volunteers

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Pace Juvenile Center

620 8th Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

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Maura only has a few weeks before school lets out for the summer. Her classmates are getting excited to spend their summer days filled with activities and summer camps, but Maura is not. She will not have a structured environment or the opportunity to participate in programming to increase her learning and social skills over the summer. As the weeks go by without engaging activities, Maura is vulnerable to losing the academic and social progress she made during the previous school year, and she is more likely to begin the next school year behind other students.

Fortunately, the Summer Enrichment Program at PACE provides children and youth like Maura with opportunities and activities to grow, learn, and have fun this summer in a structured and safe environment. At the PACE Summer Enrichment Program, kids have the opportunity to engage in arts, science labs, creative writing, sports, and outings in the community while also working to increase their social skills and school performance. The Summer Enrichment Program takes a therapy drive approach to help children learn anger management, self-esteem, coping skills, ways to handle depression, and goal setting.

Volunteer to help make a difference in Maura's life! Sign up to be a Field Trip buddy, Lunch buddy, or Fun Friday group helper. Their are lots of ways to use your summer to help others!

The Summer Enrichment Program is funded entirely by charitable support, volunteers and donations are what makes this vital program available for children like Maura. The Summer Enrichment program serves 50 kids for eight weeks of the summer- $125 sponsors a child for a week or $1,000 sponsors a child for the entire summer. If you would like to sponsor a child, please click HERE to make a gift and type "PACE Enrichment" in the designation box.

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