It’s Summertime!

Little girl on the playground

The official start of summer kicked off yesterday with the longest day of the year. Here at Children’s Friend, we are preparing to welcome 400 preschool children in the most extensive Summer Learning Program ever for the agency.

With the COVID-19 pandemic having lasting effects on our most vulnerable children, a high-quality summer learning experience is more important than ever. Safe, in-class and experiential lessons prepare children for the fall and prevent summer learning loss, which is especially needed after over a year of quarantine and restrictions.

Some children have had limited classroom experience and limited interactions with other children. Our summer learning program allows parents to get back to work while knowing their children are in a safe and nurturing environment. Children escape hot, sometimes unsafe neighborhoods for days filled with fun summertime learning experiences.

We need you!

Your investment provides access to a unique education program, healthy meals, daily safe outdoor play, field trips, and highly qualified teachers all summer long. Children with the highest need have the highest priority.

Without you, these children would not have this opportunity. Help our children build the foundation for their future:

  • $23.60 will fund one child for one day
  • $165 will fund one child for one week
  • $330 will fund one child for two weeks

Please make your tax-deductible contribution today online at:

On behalf of our children and families, thank you for your generosity and happy summer!

Stacy Couto, Chief of Philanthropy