Stories are how we share life. Ciudad Nueva's story is centered around building relationships with youth and families in the Rio Grande neighborhood of El Paso. We invite you to partner with us as we continue to write our story.
This summer we're headed on 6 different trips for kids of all ages - all the way from 5th grade to college students. Youth will have a wide variety of amazing experiences including experiencing the beach for the first time, going white water rafting, making new friends, riding down zip lines, growing closer to Ciudad Nueva mentors, playing crazy games, hearing from great speakers, rock climbing in the Rockies, and growing in their faith! These inspiring and formative memories and stories cannot be underestimated in the growth of a young person and the decisions they make about their life and future. We want all our youth to have the opportunity to have a camp story.
Fortunately the stories don't just end with summer camp. Youth continue to engage all year long through mentoring, tutoring, and a wide variety of opportunities through Ciudad Nueva's after-school programs. We need you to invest in the lives of 200 youth, support 100 families, equip dozens of leaders, and strengthen our beautiful community both in the summer and throughout the school year.
Summer camps are not only fun but also a huge opportunity to develop leaders. Four of the trips will be co-led by Ciudad Nueva student leaders or graduates! We will also be headed out on our fourth college tour for teenage students from Catalyst, Ciudad Nueva's job readiness program.
As you celebrate the beginning of summer please take time to remember the youth and families in El Paso's central Rio Grande District. Thank you so much for cultivating hope and an environment where kids, families and the community move toward a successful future!