We believe every child should be ready for kindergarten. However, we know that many children in Southwestern Indiana are starting school already behind their peers. K-Camp is a collaboration between the United Way, the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, and the Warrick County School Corporation to help children who have never attended preschool or need more time in a preschool setting, prepare for kindergarten in the fall. K-Camp is FREE for all participants, but an application is required.
Last year, 100% of students who attended K-Camp displayed improvement on post-assessment reading skills.
Because of Covid-19, we had to rethink how to conduct our annual kindergarten readiness program. We decided to provide our K-Camp program virtually from June 1 – 26 via ZOOM calls. United Way staff and Young Leader United volunteers assembled bags full of books and learning materials, and a bag was delivered to participating students each week of K-Camp.
For questions regarding K-Camp, please contact Caitlyn Legler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are important to our K-Camp program by assisting teachers prepare children with little to no preschool experience for their new roles as kindergartners. During the four-week program, children will adjust to a classroom setting, practice following directions and rules, practice skills such as recognizing shapes, letters, counting and writing their names. Training for K-Camp volunteers is provided.
- Volunteers Needed: Classroom Assistants
- Time Commitment: Weekday mornings, varies based on volunteer availability
- Must complete EVSC Volunteer Form and an FBI Criminal History Background Check
In addition to K-Camp, United Way of Southwestern Indiana provided support and invested $512,031 to fund 8 programs and services that focused on education in our community last year.