Hello, my name is Alexis and I have the honor of being a Senior Counselor for the Franklin I-O Summer Program. This camp serves low-income youth in Boston & Cambridge and helps students engage in academic enrichment and summer of joy. We are asking for donations to help students not worry about the financial burden of the camp and to ensure a high-quality summer for youth. Please consider donating and sharing the fundraiser to help out. Thank you for your help and kindness.
Franklin I-O Summer serves 80 children and their families from the Franklin Field and Franklin Hill housing developments in Dorchester. Franklin I-O offers seven weeks of summer programming to young people ages six to 13, engaging campers in an academic curriculum that builds self-esteem and supports young people to explore their identity, values, and physical world.
Since its creation, Franklin I-O has expanded its mission to address the problem of turf-based violence between the Franklin Field and Franklin Hill by creating an environment conducive to friendship, understanding, and conflict resolution for Franklin youth. Throughout the years and the changes the area has experienced, including the redevelopment of the Franklin Hill Housing development, Franklin I-O has continued to promote a stable, non-violent, empowered community.