The Sanctuary on 8th Street is a place of welcome & safety located in the midst of the inner city. We provide an enriching, affirming environment for children & teens living in marginalized neighborhoods.
Our core programs provide positive, supervised alternatives to fill idle time, offer homework assistance & computer access, & turn the weeks of summer into a fun, educational & recreational adventure!
ATTEND HIGH POVERTY SCHOOLS
HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER IN PRISON
ARE ON FREE LUNCH
RUN OUT OF FOOD AT THE END OF THE MONTH
DO NOT HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR FATHERS
LIVE IN GENERATIONAL POVERTY MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE A BETTER LIFE
High quality after school programs & summer camps keep kids safe and connect them to opportunity. Such programs provide safe haven or academic remediation; they connect children to the myriad of opportunities in the larger society, through mentoring, field trips & involvement with higher education institutions. Programs for children who live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty should provide enrichment activities, including travel & practice interaction in a variety of settings that middle-class children in more prosperous communities take for granted.
CHHIRJ Research Brief