Summer Program for Under-Served Children Launched in San Diego
Unity 4 Orphans proudly funds San Diego partner BLAST 4 KIDS to support the launch of a program to provide local at-risk children with a safe space to learn and play while school is out of session.
We first featured local program BLAST 4 KIDS to announce an exciting grant opportunity that enabled us to assist with the costs of tutors for the afterschool program. BLAST provides academic support, nutrition, and enrichment activities to elementary school children from low-income and single-parent families in San Diego.
Summer Program for Under-Served Single-Income Families
BLAST 4 KIDS welcomes up to 50 children ages 5-12 in their before- and after-school care program during the academic year, but summer can be a difficult time with parents working and a lack of interaction with peers. Thanks to Summit Point Church in Mira Mesa, BLAST has a facility to use for its first-ever summer program.
“Public schools are the mission fields of America. BLAST’s summer program is a way to bridge the gap between their afterschool program with the church.”
– Jared Lampson, Student Ministries Director, Summit Point Church
Children From Low-Income Households Need Holistic Support
BLAST’s holistic approach to supporting children whose families are experiencing economic hardship or are from single-parent homes ensures kids don’t fall behind in school. Their mission is to bring not only education but dignity and mentorship to kids who need it most.
We’re giving kids the opportunity to have something fun to do over the summer while their parents are working and have something to look forward to every day.
– Ryan Najimy, BLAST 4 KIDS Director
This alignment with Unity 4 Orphans’ values makes our partnership special and extends a helping hand to children in our own community of San Diego. You can support the children served by BLAST 4 KIDS this summer by providing snacks. Contact Program Director Ryan Najimy for delivery.