Programs * Education & Youth Development


Fiver Children’s Foundation

Fiver Children’s Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization. Since 2003, the foundation has partnered year-round with CAMBA and seven other community organizations/schools to develop life skills and empower children to become positive members of their community. Each year, 8- and 9-year olds from CAMBA's after-school programs at P.S. 269 and P.S. 298 are selected to attend a tuition-free summer camp located in upstate New York. The selection is based upon the criteria of financial impoverishment and the demonstration of a dedicated work ethic as supported by teachers, school counselors and/or principals. At camp the children take part in activities and programs that include environmental education, swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, field sports, conflict resolution through literacy and the visual and performing arts.

The Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund, since 2004, has partnered with CAMBA to register youth for the fund's free summer camps. The Fresh Air Fund partnership encourages any child in need of a vacation away from home and who will benefit from the program to participate. Two categories of summer camp are available: (1) Friendly Town - children ages 6 through 12 go to a host family and (2) General camp - girls 8 through 12 and boys 8 through 15. There is a host of activities available for the children to enjoy such as swimming, computers, hiking, arts and crafts and much more. Children may be registered at CAMBA’s after-school program sites and at 885 Flatbush Avenue, 3rd floor.

School for Democracy & Leadership

CAMBA started a formal partnership with the School for Democracy & Leadership (SDL) in 2006, a New Visions school housed in a building that was formerly the site of Wingate High School. SDL encourages its 450 students grades 6-12 to be leaders, learners, agents of change and responsible citizens. CAMBA provides adolescent literacy services and, as full partner in running SDL, coordinates afterschool activities, facilitates SDL programs, and works collaboratively with the school to identify and pursue funding opportunities. In addition to the literacy instruction, students also participate in project-based club activities designed to improve their literacy skills in creative ways. Students choose the club they want to participate in and share what they have learned in their clubs at a Club Showcase.

CAMBA’s College Prep Program started in 2009 and is supported by a partnership grant from the Teagle Foundation. The grant will support a joint venture between CAMBA’s partner school, The School for Democracy & Leadership (SDL) and Brooklyn College. The project – Leading to College – will significantly enhance CAMBA’s efforts to prepare SDL students to enroll and succeed in college. CAMBA’s Access to Careers Program, also started in 2009, offers 25 high school students academic enrichment, internship readiness and internships.

  • In November we partnered with senior class students of SDL and staff volunteers from Clifford Chance Law Firm in an event led by the youth service agency City more and see pictures.






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