You push me…I pull you. I push you….you pull me. These two statements have become mantras in our home because we recognize that if anything positive is to be produced, it must be done in the spirit of selflessness, cooperation, collective work and communal responsibility. With that being said, it’s always an honor to shine the spotlight on people that internalize and actualize the importance of giving back. In the below post we recognize 5 celebrities who are experiencing the blessing of giving back through sponsoring summer camps for kids.
Photo captions from TheGrio.com
Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels’ Camp Felix, teams up with the New York Foundling to give 175 kids a summer they will never forget. Campers are selected from The Foundling’s foster care and prevention programs and from Haven Academy, The Foundling’s charter school in the South Bronx. DMC visits the camp every year. The four week sleep away camp teaches campers teamwork and helps them tap into their creativity and make new friends – away from the troubled streets they call home.
Keshia Knight Pulliam’s Kamp Kizzy gives girls the opportunity to learn about different career options and offers a huge emphasis on leadership skills.
Usher’s Camp New Look gives an inside view into the world of sports and entertainment. Campers enjoy a two week all expense paid, (thank’s to Usher’s New Look Foundation,) taste of some of the most influential careers in the nation, but it also strives to put New Look alumni into the industry itself.
Jill Scott, through her Blues Babe Foundation, sponsors a one-week day camp, at the Cherokee Day Camp in Pennsylvania. Campers are selected from under served communities and are taught art, music, health, financial responsibility, and basic environmental awareness training during the week.
Camp Mariah works with the The Fresh Air Fund to give 300 lucky inner-city teens, the opportunity to test out career options and educational paths, during the three and a half week summer session.