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Overview:

All Things Possible is a program geared towards youth entering high school for the first time. This program exposes youth to new and exciting opportunities including career interests, leadership, nature, and unique trips. The goal of this summer camp help youth be more prepared for high school and beyond.


PROJECT MANAGER:

Chad Wendt, Youth Development Coordinator, wendtc@kalamazoocity.org


OBJECTIVES:

Exposure to non-traditional careers, colleges, trade schools. Training in leadership and individual strengths. Experience new places and activities (Wood TV studio, WMU virtual reality lab, Pretty Lake Adventure Center). Be better prepared for success in high school.


SCHEDULE:

  • November - May, Program Planning
  • March - May, Hire Staff
  • May - June, Staff Training
  • June - August, Program Implementation
  • August - September, Program Debrief

PARTNERSHIPS:

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Palanca Leadership, Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, Strengths Quest, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Western Michigan University, Jen Heymoss, Zoetis, Kalamazoo Promise, Wood TV 8


STAFFING:

Parks and Recreation


OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS:

Palanca Leadership, Strenghs Quest (Ken Barr), Radically Me Literacy (Jen Heymoss), Comstock Transportation, Wood TV 8, Pretty Lake Adventure Center


CONSISTENT WITH PLANS:

Shared Prosperity, Imagine Kalamazoo 2025, Parks and Recreation Master Plan


VISION:

To have all City of Kalamazoo incoming high school freshman students interested in attending  All Things Possible be able to attend and gain valueable experiences and knowledge to help them succeed in high school and beyond.


STRATEGIC VISION GOALS: 

Youth Development, Shared Prosperity, Complete Neighborhood, Strength Through Diversity, Inviting Public Spaces


METRICS:

Total youth served, unique youth served, SEL Assessments results


BUDGET:

Dollars and Staff Time


FUNDING SOURCES:

FFE, grant (previously)