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Jan 20 2017 | Fox 2 Now St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Even though it is only January, Maxine Clark and Allie Cicotte are prepping St. Louis for the upcoming summer season. Today, they introduced new apps called “Blueprint4Summer,” which helps plan activities for kids ranging from pre-school through high school. One of the recently launched apps, “Blueprint4Summer College Prep,” helps attract high school students and aid their search for college opportunities and visits. Clark and Cicotte join us with the details for these new apps.

Nov 03 2016 | STL Jewish Light

The St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-STL) will honor Maxine Clark and Bob Fox with its Spirit of Philanthropy Award during a luncheon Nov. 10. AFP-STL’s 36th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon and Celebration will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel-Chesterfield. Other honorees include Marsha and Bill Rusnack, Rich Ledbetter, Maritz, Italian Open Charity for Children, Linda Haley and Katy Robertson. Gene Dobbs Bradford, President and CEO of Jazz St. Louis, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Jul 07 2016 | CBS St. Louis

Build-A-Bear founder Maxine Clark developed a mobile app designed to give parents in St. Louis an easy look at summer activities for their children. Blueprint4SummerSTL connects all St. Louis-area kids to summer learning opportunities. Parents and children get free access to information on thousands of summer programs and camps that are close to home and within their budget.

Jun 13 2016 | 5 On Your Side KSDK

Blueprint4Summer STL has more than 6,000 opportunities for kids between the ages of 3 to 18. You can search the website for camps near your home or a specific category or if the camp offers scholarships or after care. Just go to www.blueprint4summer.com. That’s also where you’ll find 60 camps on SLU’s campus which is part of their Summer at SLU program.

Jun 01 2016 | HEC-TV

A local entrepreneur created an app that is connecting St. Louis kids to the perfect summer camp. St. Louis area schools are full of innovative students and programs. We highlight a few in this program including a teen who started a non-profit organization and is now joining an elite group in college, a student-created website that is connecting people globally through videos and a new app that helps kids find the perfect summer camp.

May 28 2016 | KPLR 11 St. Louis

Finding a summer camp for your child can be difficult. Allie DeSmet, programs manager for smartphone app Blueprint4SummerSTL, joins News 11 to share how the app can help parents find the right camp for their kids. Parents can access Blueprint4SummerSTL for free on their smartphones, tablets or computers online at Blueprint4Summer.com.

May 28 2016 | Fox 2 Now St. Louis

Are the kids looking for something to do this summer? Blueprint4SummerSTL Programs Manager Allie DeSmet talks about the free web app for St. Louis parents to find summer programs in the area for their kids. One of those programs is magic camp Abra-Kid-Abra. Camp founder Jeff Lefton is joined by young camper Trevor Kates to show off a cool card trick.

Apr 10 2016 | 103-3 KLOU

BluePrint4SummerSTL is a free, web-based, mobile-enabled database that helps St. Louis families access consolidated, detailed and searchable information about thousands of summer program options.