Find Affordable Summer Camps And After-School Programs In The Free Children’s Trust Resource Guide Available NowPublished Monday, May 04, 2009
Miami, FL – May 4, 2008 – The Children’s Trust 2009 Summer & After-School Programs Guide, offering parents and caregivers information they need to locate a fun, enriching summer camp or after-school program for their child, is available in all Miami-Dade Publix stores beginning today. Look for them, while supplies last, in specially identified racks near the front of the store or by the customer service desk.
The free, trilingual guide provides a comprehensive overview of available programs, whether or not they are funded by The Children’s Trust. It also includes the following helpful articles in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole: Selecting the Best Summer or After-School Program for Your Child, Bring Back Family Time, Teaching Kids About Money, and Keep Kids Healthy.
In addition to Publix stores, guides also will be available at county commission offices, City of Miami Neighborhood Enhancement Team sites, select public schools and at The Children’s Trust Family Expo on Saturday, May 30.
Organized by geographic regions and zip codes, the guide’s program list includes addresses, contact information, fees, the ages of children served, and brief descriptions of more than 500 locations. Children’s Trust-funded sites are clearly identified with a “sun” symbol. They are operated by mostly non-profit and faith-based organizations, as well as city and county parks and recreation departments. Trust support allows many programs to serve families for free or low cost, but once that capacity is full, regular fees may apply.
The Children’s Trust is the largest funder of summer and after-school programs in Miami-Dade County, serving more than 50,000 children annually, including special and inclusion programs for children with disabilities.
An electronic version of the guide’s program list is available in the Publications section of this site. Supplies will be replenished at Miami-Dade Publix stores in August for the back-to-school rush. Families also may access the same information by calling The Children’s Trust Helpline at 211.