Project ASPIRE just completed our best summer camp yet! With over 20 participating students and more than 7 guest speakers, this year’s camp made a tangible impact on every student that attended. Covering topics from healthy eating habits to financial security, campers learned how to maintain a financially healthy lifestyle in today’s hectic climate.
This year’s camp took place at NeighborWorks® Waco and brought in volunteers and partner organizations from throughout McLennan County. Students completed obstacle courses, learned about interest, competed in budgeting contests, and created and presented new businesses ideas! A big thank you goes out to all our local partners including Community Bank and Trust, HEB, World Hunger Relief International, Texas A&M PrarieView, our local 4-H club, and Cameron Park Zoo. Without the support of McLennan County and our local network of volunteers, programs like our summer camp would be completely impossible.
We always love hosting the Project ASPIRE summer camp as it allows us to expand upon ideas we teach in the classroom but never have the chance to practice. Ideas like budgeting, entrepreneurship, and job skills remain abstract until you are able to practice the skills in a real world environment. With our summer camps, students are able to set budgets and use them to grocery shop, create and market new business ideas, and even learn to build a resume! In short, our summer camp is the perfect wrap-up to the Project ASPIRE year!