More than 30 youths complete Camp Bright Star program
More than 30 participants completed the Camp Bright Star program this summer, an initiative led by Inspire, Encourage, Achieve, a nonprofit group with a commitment to serving at-risk youth through programming that helps them identify their strengths and achieve dignity and respect.
Twenty-two youths from Beaumont and 12 from Port Arthur participated in the six-week summer learning program, in its 14th year, empowers youth to manage or eliminate thoughts that facilitate unhealthy behaviors while engaging them in structured activities that focus on literacy, improving language arts skills, generating excitement about learning and motivating participants to read, as well as developing character qualities.
A luncheon was held Friday, Aug. 1, at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Beaumont to celebrate the achievement with many civic and judicial leaders, law enforcement personnel, IEA volunteers and family and friends in attendance.
“Camp Bright Star has been an extraordinary experience for more than 30 youth, as well as our dedicated staff and volunteers,” said IEA founder Regina Rogers. “The participants’ attitudes and behavior changed dramatically during six-weeks of activities that were provided with compassion, understanding and love. It is truly gratifying knowing we have improved the lives of so many young people who now have better opportunities for brighter futures.”
For more information, call (409) 839-8778 or visit www.ieainspires.org.