Project information

Summer Hype

Summer Hype runs residential summer camps for disadvantaged children from Hackney. We run a creative programme of activities including informal education and imaginative community building exercises. We promote an ethos of tolerance and respect for ourselves and others.

August 2017 - August 2018

Charity information: Finchley Reform Synagogue

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  • Need

    Need

    We aim to alleviate the problems caused by child poverty in Hackney. Having met and spoken with the head teachers at several Hackney schools to recruit the children most in need, they confirm the desperate need for this project and they have identified many who could benefit. We are working in a borough where child poverty is around 37%, and outside of school this often means being hungry, bored and lonely, which affects their long-term health, educational and social development.

    Solution

    Summer Hype provides an opportunity for personal growth and development these kids would not otherwise have. Our camp focuses on improving the confidence and communication of our participants and we empower them. We also provide three, healthy meals a day.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To give disadvantaged kids a holiday, in a fun, safe and caring environment

    Activities

    » We take our participants to an activity site in Kent where an inspiring team of leaders run creative programmes and ensure the wellbeing of our kids.

    Surveying the kids and the parents at the end of the camp on their experience. Last year, many participants wrote letters to the founders confirming this was their experience.


    Aim 2

    To give the kids a unique opportunity to grow in confidence andevelop new skills

    Activities

    » Our programme focusses on empowering the participants. This includes encouraging them to speak out in discussions, performing and conquering fears.

    Surveying the kids and the parents at the end of the camp on their experience. Last year, many participants wrote letters to the founders confirming this was their experience.


    Aim 3

    To inspire the kids to do their own social action in the future

    Activities

    » We run activities on social issues that are of interest to the kids. Through these, we introduce them to ideas of social action.

    Asking the children at the end of the camp about their plans for the future. This is a longer term goal as the children are still very young.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our project will bring about a strong community of young people from Hackney. These young people will have the skills and confidence to help them achieve their aspirations.

    Risk

    There are a number of child protection risks. We have a child protection policy and a strong team of experts supporting the project and advising us along the way.

    There are also risks in recruiting the best possible team of volunteers for the event. To achieve this we have a rigorous application process.

    Reporting

    We send all donors a report at the end of each camp including quotes from our participants.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,008

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,408 Accommodation 6 nights at an activity centre in Kent
      £850 Transport Coach
      £750 Welfare Officer 24/7 on site support, ensuring the wellbeing of our participants and leaders

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Michael Mittelman £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The beneficiaries are from Hackney, London.

    In Hackney 28% of children live in poverty according to the most recent official statistics. This means that 28% of children lived in families whose income was less than £13,728 a year or £264 a week, before housing costs had been deducted from their income. This is the fourth highest rate of child poverty in London.

    Beneficiaries

    40 children living in poverty from Hackney.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have many years of experience running youth camps and we are now in our third year of running this youth camp. We have built a great relationship with our participants, their parents and guardians and local schools.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Emma Mittelman

    Co-founder

Summer Hype 2016

‘My son will finally have something to talk about when he goes back to school’

Mum of one of our participants