The Clare County Community Foundation has awarded Clare-Gladwin RESD with $4,716 in grant funding to support the inaugural Career Tech Summer Camps that will be offered this month to students entering grades 7-9.
On the mornings of June 16-18, students will be participating in one of four hands-on camp programs designed to introduce them to careers associated with career and technical education (CTE), including Caring for Children, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, and Digital Media.
“These programs will expose students to careers they may not be aware of or know a lot about,” said Sheryl Presler, Clare-Gladwin RESD Superintendent. “The students can then further explore those careers by participating in a CTE program once they are in high school.”
The grant monies will fund the majority of the costs of the Career Tech Summer Camps.
“We are extremely grateful to the Clare County Community Foundation for their investment in this valuable opportunity for local youth,” said Presler. “Ultimately, it is our hope that the Summer Camps will bring awareness of career and college opportunities to students through a fun and engaging curriculum over the three-day span.”
The Clare County Community Foundation strengthens the community by providing leadership, fostering collaboration on local needs and issues, and encouraging a legacy of giving through grants, scholarships, and events. A portion of the Career Tech Summer Camp funds were awarded upon a recommendation from the Clare County Youth Action Council (Clare YAC). Clare YAC is a project of Clare County Community Foundation, and is made possible through the Council of Michigan Foundations and supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.