Tilly's Kids Summer Program

Tilly’s Kids and volunteers getting ready to say goodbye at the end of their day together

Tilly’s Kids is a mentoring program with inner city children from the House of Mercy Mission in Newark, NJ. Each year these children come to Sussex County with Pass It Along for a weekly summer program.  Every Wednesday during the month of July, Pass It Along volunteers and Tilly’s Kids join together at Swartswood State Park in New Jersey for a day of fun and learning.  Each Tilly’s Kid gets a buddy – a volunteer, for the day to do different activities.  These activities range from swimming in the lake to doing arts and crafts to helping pick up garbage to keep the park clean.  This program starts Wednesday July 11, 2012.

Tilly’s Kids exploring down by the pond

Every Thursday and Friday in July, Tilly’s Kids and Pass It Along volunteers come together at Tilly’s Kids Byram Day Camp.  At the camp the kids and volunteers do various environmental projects to help Tilly’s Kids learn about the environment and the outdoors.  These environmental projects include fire safety, nature walks, learning about the solar system, learning about wildlife and many other topics.  These projects help Tilly’s Kids learn in a fun and exciting way.  This program starts Thursday, July 5, 2012.
To sign up for this program please call our office at (973)-726-9777 or email Ryan Foulds at ryan@passitalong.org.
by: Ruth Lee Bonventre, Junior at Marist College, Marketing Intern

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