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
RUN OUT OF FOOD AT THE END OF THE MONTH
HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER IN PRISON
DO NOT HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR FATHERS
ARE ON FREE LUNCH
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.
LEARN SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SKILLS
RECEIVE 30 MINUTES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DAILY
REFRAIN FROM VIOLENT CRIME
HAVE A HEALTHY SNACK EVERY DAY
RECEIVE HOMEWORK HELP OR TUTORING EVERY DAY