The Rise n’ Shine program is a six-week program that is the summer component to Alternatives For Girls (AFG) Prevention services. We served 57 girls through this program last year. Many of the activities take place outdoor and we provide our girls with sunscreen. This camp is partially funded by individual contributions to cover these expenses. Therefore, we are always looking for individual donations to support these minor yet essential costs.
Your $5 gift will allow us to buy at least one bottle of sunscreen for our Prevention participants in the Rise n’ Shine summer camp. Many of the programs participants are considered to be at-risk for negative behaviors such as dropping out of school, teen pregnancy, gang behavior, drugs or alcohol abuse, or becoming involved in abusive relationships. The focus of Rise n’ Shine is to offer young girls the opportunity to be involved with positive activities that enhance their social skills, expand their minds and build self-esteem. We also want to teach them healthy lifestyle habits, like applying sunscreen before playing outside. Your gift will help us keep our girls protected when playing outside.