The Junior Women’s Club of Wyoming (“JWC”) recently granted WordPlay Cincy $1,000 in support of summer programs. This local grant provides opportunity for the expansion and beginning of new camps for students in K through 12th grades, supporting creative approaches to develop their learning and literacy skills.
WordPlay is honored to receive this grant from JWC, as it will aid in growing and strengthening our summer programming according to the 5 elements of our holistic approach to working with youth: Personal Development, Innovative Approaches to Learning, Community Building, Creative Expression, and Future Orientation. This include an exciting new partnership with local organizations serving English Language Learners, especially children from Cincinnati's immigrant and refugee communities. Together, with the generosity of JWC, we are able to extend the opportunities for empowerment through education that can be transformative.
These summer programs are designed to serve students finishing kindergarten, up through 8th grade; as well as those in high school, combating the summer learning slide that is accountable for more than 50% of the academic gap between students in upper- and lower-income households. Younger students (K-8) can choose between several free themed camps and workshops that include reading, creative writing, kinesthetic learning through field trips, creative projects, and group work. The teen programs will focus on creative writing and sharing on themes of community building, and current events; as well promoting self reflection, personal development, and goal setting. They will also offer spoken word performance opportunities for interested participants. Finally, open to all ages, a drop-in writing lab will take place, where staff writers will offer a helping hand with any ongoing creative writing project the students may have.
As a non-profit organization, the Junior Women’s Club of Wyoming is dedicated to making their community and surrounding communities a better place to live for everyone. The club holds fundraising events and offers volunteer opportunities for organizations in the Wyoming, and Greater Cincinnati area, open to any women hoping to improve the community. The goal is to strengthen and improve the lives of friends and family in the neighborhood. All proceeds earned by JWC fundraisers are given back to the Wyoming community and surrounding areas.
The Junior Women’s Club is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through volunteer service. Founded in 1948, the Junior Women’s Club aims to stimulate the interest of the membership in their civic and social responsibilities to the community. Giving special attention to public improvements and projects, and all that relates to bettering the community. JWC also aims to help better the education of children, and educational problems. For more information about the Junior Women’s Club and its efforts in bettering the community, visit https://jwc-wyoming.org.