Columbus, OH – On June 4th, over 50 middle school students from across the state will travel to The Ohio State University for CampUs, a week-long work-readiness camp organized by After-School All-Stars Ohio (ASAS Ohio). Each summer, ASAS Ohio offers this unique summer experience to at-risk kids in underserved communities. CampUs is designed to equip each student with the tools to succeed in high school and to inspire long-term career planning.
Research has shown over one million American students drop out of school each year, most students by 9th grade. In response to the drop-out crisis, CampUs was created. During the summer camp, students live in dorms, tour colleges, take classes, meet professionals during nightly career panels, and experience life on a college campus.
“High school graduation and success beyond high school feel unattainable to too many students in America,” said Tracy Ensign, Executive Director for ASAS Ohio. CampUs is a memorable week in the lives of our students, creating a pathway for a bright future.”
Due to the generous support of organizations like the LBrands Foundation and the Hillsdale Foundation, ASAS Ohio is thrilled to offer this camp for the eighth straight year!
Media are invited to attend CampUs activities and to interview students and staff. Those wishing to schedule a visit should contact Renee O’Shaughnessy, Development Manager ASAS Ohio, firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-537-5239.