SummerTime Kids Program Reaches Milestone of $1 Million in Grants

Stark County, Ohio-Stark Community Foundation’s SummerTime Kids program has exceeded $1 million in grants with the announcement of its 2013 awards. The program, now in its 21st year, provides charitable grants of $500 to $2,000 to imaginative and unique summer programs with an emphasis on character and community service. The 2013 process was guided by alumni of Leadership Stark County, who were charged with reviewing applications and awarding grant dollars.

The following organizations received funding for use during summer 2013:

A Chorus For A Cause (ACFAC) - Musical Theater Camp

Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter - Food & Fitness Fun

ARC of Stark County - The ARC Summer

Canton Calvary Mission - Calvary Learning & Arts for Youth (CLAY) "Walking in Service"

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health - Children Supporting Communities Together

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health - Graffiti

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health – KidConnect - Get FIT Club

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health – Teambuilders – A focus on sports and art

Community Drop-in Center - Summer Camp

Easter Seals Northern Ohio - Helping Kids with Disabilities Explore the Community, Build Skills

& Have Fun

Fairless Local Schools - Fairless Family Emergency Closet

Faith United Methodist Church - Faith's Camp Read-A-Lot

First Tee of Canton - Life Skills & Healthy Habits Summer Program

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio - The 4 C's Summer Program

J.R. Coleman Family Services – Preschool - Summer Learning & Community Service

J.R. Coleman Family Services - School Age - Summer of Excellence

Lake Local Schools Drama Club - Sound Light and Movement (SLAM) Performing Arts Camp

Lighthouse Ministries - Summer Enrichment Camp

Massillon Museum - Summer Outreach

McGregor Elementary School - Literacy on the Lawn

Mercy Medical Center - Skyline Terrace Youth Programs: Blast to the Past

Multi-Development Services of Stark County - MDS Summer Olympics

O.U.R Neighborhood Association - Bernard Avenue Playground Fun Days!

Pathway Caring for Children - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Pathway Caring for Children - Raised Bed Gardens for Pathway's Independent Living Youth

Project REBUILD - Summer Enrichment Experience

St. Anthony/All Saints Church - Hispanic Preschool Summer School

Stark County District Library – Library/YMCA Summer Reading Partnership

Stark County TASC - Gang Prevention Summer Program

TACKLE Neighborhood Association - Empowering Character in Youth

Team Issachar, Inc. - Big Happy's Summer Mentoring Camp for Boys

The Players Guild Theater - "Summer Stars" Theatre Camp

Tom Tod Ideas - Canton Dreamoratory 2013: An Innovation Laboratory

Trinity Evangelistic Association - Camp Trinity

True Light Christian Ministries - Life Bridge Summer Program

YMCA, Alliance - Summer Child Care Field Trips

YMCA, Towpath Trail - Spirit, Mind and Body Challenge

YMCA of Central Stark County - Big Brothers Big Sisters - Year-Round Growing and Learning

YMCA of Central Stark County, Camp Tippecanoe - Leadership Development Program

YMCA of Central Stark County, Canton - Southeast Community Center Summer Day Camp

YMCA of Central Stark County, Louisville - Character & Leadership Development Program

YMCA of Central Stark County, North Canton - Character & Leadership Development

YMCA of Central Stark County, Paul and Carol David - Growing A Community

YMCA of Central Stark County, Minerva - Bridging the Gap; Youth Being Involved With Our


YMCA of Central Stark County, Myers Lake - Summer Day Camp Character Counts 2013

YMCA of Western Stark County, Massillon - Spirit, Mind and Body Challenge

Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio - Character Education Through the Arts for Early Learners

Young Life Stark County - Young Life Urban Summer Camp

YWCA - Canton Preschool - Educational Field Trips & Neighborhood Clean up

YWCA - Early Childhood Learning Center - A Summer with Senior III


Leadership Stark County develops a core of motivated leaders with a lifelong commitment to community trusteeship through training in leadership skills and education about the community.

About Stark Community Foundation
Stark Community Foundation is the community’s trusted partner in giving to nearly 600 individuals, families, businesses, and communities that have created funds to impact the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. Since 1963, the Foundation has granted more than $111 million to nonprofit organizations. Stark Community Foundation ranks in the top ten percent of community foundations in the United States today. For more information, please visit the Foundation online at

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