In adherence with federal and state social distancing guidelines, Lights Camera Discover has adjusted our after school youth programs, through the end of the school year. This does not, however, mean our work on behalf of the children we serve has stopped. Our team is getting creative and began virtual ways to continue to meet some of the physical and social-emotional needs of our at-risk youth during this extraordinary time. Social distancing and isolation are hard for everyone, but especially on youth growing up in challenging circumstances. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we are working with partner organizations and utilizing the power of social media and zoom to help kids stay active, healthy, connected, and engaged.
Lights Camera Discover has shifted to utilizing DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT to keep kids active and learning while helping them maintain a sense of community and connectedness. Recent content has included:
• A series of videos of staff and volunteer mentors facilitating our courses
• Guided acting videos
In addition, each week we are undertaking an outreach project to distribute items to underserved children who do not have as many resources at home where they are finishing the remainder of the school year. To date, our Lights Camera Discover COVID-19 response outreach has included:
• Desktop Donations: Lights Camera Discover distributed 40 Desktops/Laptops to children who did not have equipment at home.
• Virtual Programing: Lights Camera Discover hold a program for 2 hours Monday through Friday to youth to keep them engage.
• Summer Program: Right now we are still working out the logistics for upcoming programing. With the limit to the amount of people to a room and following CDC guidelines, we will keep you posted on when we can meet in person again.
On behalf of the children we serve, thank you for your continued support during this time of great uncertainty. Should you have any questions, concerns, or even ideas please don’t hesitate to contact Kema Charles, Executive Director, at 855-523-7490 x703 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to follow along with the great content available on Lights Camera Discover social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @lcdprograms).