Source: Assistance League of Santa Barbara
Starting June 18, local students will be outfitted for a summer of learning and fun with the help of Assistance League ® of Santa Barbara in partnership with United Way’s Fun in the Sun program. A six-week summer learning curriculum for at-risk children, Fun in the Sun directly addresses summer learning loss through hands-on, project-based lessons, utilizing the best services and ideas from more than 70 local public and private organizations. Students from second to eighth grade are chosen to participate based on academic and financial criteria.
Each year, Assistance League helps provide materials for the Literacy Program, new clothing, and summer supplies for Fun in the Sun, as well as the means for the children to receive water safety lessons during the program. Last year, 264 children chose new bathing suits, shorts, tops, beach bags, and water bottles from the Assistance League’s storeroom shelves.
The Assistance League of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that develops and implements programs to benefit residents of Santa Barbara County. Their Assistance League Thrift Shop, located at 1259 Veronica Springs Road, raises funds to support their various philanthropic programs.