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Memphians Stepped Up to Send Hundreds of Kids to Summer Camp

Back in April, our sister campaign Give901 launched their fundraiser to help send Memphis kids to summer camp—and Memphians across the city stepped up for our students.

Thanks to that iconic Memphis generosity, hundreds of local kids are heading off to 3 unique and enriching summer experiences in the 901!

On behalf of the hundreds of kids embarking on the summer of a lifetime, THANK YOU MEMPHIS! Students are enjoying their summers at Stax Music Academy, Streets Ministries, and Memphis Athletic Ministries thanks to generous Memphians like YOU!

Summer Camp Can Make a measureable impact for students

Did you know Memphis students will lose up to one full month of school-year learning over summer break? And students from under-resourced neighborhoods will often return to school even further behind their peers. 

With 61% of Shelby County students already not reading on grade level, they can’t afford a summer of learning loss.

every memphis child deserves an enriching summer experience—you can help make it happen!

  • The good news: High-quality summer programs can make a measurable impact on student growth.
  • The problem: The high cost of camps means thousands of Memphis kids are stuck at home. 
  • Our solution: Give901’s Project Summer Camp! 
Three boys participating in the Give901 Summer Camp with basketballs in a gym.
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Every student deserves an enriching summer experience, and family income shouldn’t stand in the way of that opportunity. 

That’s why Give901 created Project Summer Camp! Starting Monday, April 11, we’re asking Memphians to help send over 100 Memphis kids to summer camp!

Your gift supports excellent summers for Memphis kids at 3 great programs across the city.

Learn about the project summer camp experience:

High-quality summer programs improve math and reading skills, and also build critical social and emotional skills of students. 

Thanks to your support, Memphis students will have access to enriching summer programming to grow in literacy, the arts, athletics and more at Stax Music Academy, Memphis Athletic Ministries and Streets

Here’s a look at what each of these three summer programs has to offer:

Give901 Summer Camp participants laughing on a soccer field.
Each Project Summer Camp donation supports three local organizations: Memphis Athletic Ministries, Streets Ministries, and Stax Music Academy.
  • Stax Music Academy: The Summer Music Experience at Stax Music Academy is open to all 6th-12th graders in Shelby County, providing a vibrant, educational, and fun atmosphere. The action-packed summer has students working in teams, collaborating on writing, learning, and performing music and choreography, as well as learning how music is created through audio engineering, songwriting workshops, and live performances.
  • Memphis Athletic Ministries: During the summer, rising 3rd through 8th graders participate in academic lessons, recreation, life skills training, and fun field trips. Camp value is $1000 per child, but MAM charges just $50 for the whole summer. You can help send kids for free. 
  • STREETS: This 5-week summer program for 2nd through 9th graders includes arts & crafts, recreation, STEM academic enrichment, and field trips. Streets provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks every day. With your support, camp will be at no cost to the students that participate. 

If you have any questions, or your student is interested in participating in one of these summer experiences, please reach out to Give901 at

Convinced that every young Memphian deserves an excellent summer experience?

Well, you can help make it happen! Your support provides amazing summer experiences for kids from every Memphis zip code. Just go to to make your donation.

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