BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Homeless Center is proud to announce a grant award from PG&E of $5,000 to provide computers to be used in the Champ Camp after school program.
The computers will be used by school aged kids who reside at the BHC for tutoring, homework, and enrichment activities.
Access to a computer, and especially the internet, can increase marketable skills for a workforce digitally- and technology-based.
The BHC on-site Champ Camp After-School Program provides homeless children in grades K-8 with learning activities to enhance their psycho-social development and academic growth, including: one-on-one tutoring/homework help; arts and crafts activities; field trips; and special events (holiday/birthday parties, parent-child activities).
Last school year, about 170 Champ Camp children completed 8,100 pages of homework with the help of mentors who provided more than 2,000 hours of tutoring assistance.
The check presentation for the computer grant and reception will be on Friday, Nov. 16, from 3:30-4:30 at the BHC at 1600 E. Truxton Ave.