[Give Chances] July Weekly Newsletter 2

Joyful Learning Summer Camp at the Parsippany Branch!

The weeklong Summer Camp at our Parsippany branch had its grand opening on July 10. A total of 16 students and 11 passionate volunteers have long waited for this to happen. The camp operates on 3 important focuses. First, to revisit the past year's school materials. Second, to prepare every student for the coming academic year. Third, to have fun and experience JOYFUL LEARNING! That is why the camp instilled a balance of focused study and fun. The camp held series of exciting outdoors activities, Taekwondo lessons, mini olympics, science experiments of slime making, homemade rocks, egg drop test, and volcanoes! And on the last day, the camp ended with a field trip to Liberty Science Museum.

Behind the scenes of our camp, many months and hours of preparations went into it. Once the idea and commitment to hold the camp was established. Soon afterwards, a total of 15 tutors started the planning and preparations for this camp in April. They met once a week to create specialized curriculums for each child. These curriculums were based off of conference meetings with the parents of the students. Which allowed us to provide specialized and personalized help for each child. One thing about our camp that sets us apart was our dedication in doing our best to make our camp free. From our lead teacher to our tutors, we understood the value of what a free week of camp would mean for our families in this area. Therefore, after much planning and a successful fundraising, we were able to hold our camp for free. At the end of the day, there were many challenges in our preparations for this camp, and in the weeks of running the camp, we were all very tired. But it was all worth it when one of the students told us, "This is the best camp ever! I want to come every day!" We hope to continue in our mission and journey in making an impact in our community of Parsippany. Even if it means one student at a time. Our dream is that every kid in our community will experience JOYFUL LEARNING.

Apply for the
Chance Makers Leadership Council (Final Deadline July 31st)

We are excited to announce that applications for the 2023-2024 Chance Makers Leadership Council are now open!

At Give Chances, we firmly believe that leadership is a crucial skill for creating positive change. The Chance Makers Volunteer Leadership Council is specifically designed to help students develop the skills and qualities needed to become effective leaders in their communities. By joining this esteemed council, members will embark on a transformative journey of personal growth, empowerment, and community engagement.

Throughout the school year, students will participate in an enriching curriculum centered around monthly themes such as Team Building, Ethics and Integrity, Public Speaking, Grassroots Organizing, and more. Our program offers a variety of leadership workshops, engaging guest speaker events, and hands-on activities designed to enhance their leadership capabilities. The pinnacle of the program will be the Annual Panelist Discussion Event, where council members will have the opportunity to recruit mentors, plan event logistics, and network with peers and professionals.

As a member of the Chance Makers Leadership Council, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of leadership while developing practical skills and experience in leadership and service. These invaluable experiences will equip them to make a positive impact in their community and become an effective leader in future endeavors.

Here are some benefits of Chance Makers membership:

  • Cultivation of leadership skills and teamwork experiences
  • Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Development of time-management and organizational skills
  • Opportunities to network with peers and community leaders
  • Potential to make a positive impact on the community and build a sense of civic responsibility
  • Enhancement of college and job applications by demonstrating leadership and community involvement
  • Potential qualification for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award with volunteer hours
  • Potential Recommendation Letters for College and/or Internships by Program Coordinator

If you have volunteered with Give Chances for at least six months, want to improve your leadership skills, and have a keen dedication to service, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

To ensure consideration, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please be aware that applications will not be reviewed once all seats for the cohort have been filled.

Apply Now!


For any questions or further information, please feel free to contact Sarah M. at sarah@givechances.org or Pauline K. at pauline.kw@givechances.org. We are here to assist you throughout the application process.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to creating positive change. We look forward to receiving your application and the opportunity to work together towards a brighter future.

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