The Sanctuary on 8th Street is a place of welcome and safety located in the midst of the inner city. We provide an enriching, affirming environment for children and teens living in marginalized neighborhoods.
Our core programs provide positive, supervised alternatives to fill idle time, offer homework assistance and computer access, and turn the weeks of summer into a fun, educational and 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