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Do you know what your kids are doing this summer? If you’re like me, you just sorted out how the kids are spending spring break. Summer seems so far away!blueprint4summer St. Louis summer camps. But summer isn’t THAT far away! Did you know that families start planning summer camps NOW and that some of the best camps fill up in March? Now is the time to find the camps that will entertain, amaze and educate your kid this summer. Unless, of course, you just want to just spend summer at the playground? But don’t panic! I’ve partnered with Blueprint4Summer and we’re going to show you how EASY it is to find awesome summer camps and activities for your kids right here in St. Louis.
Maxine Clark, Ann Covington, Hal Donaldson, Langston Hughes and Judith Rowland will be inducted into the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame April 7. The five inductees were chosen as citizens with a connection to the state of Missouri who serve as examples of global citizens by defining the essence of public affairs, and who have acted consistently for the benefit of others. Up to six recipients will be honored annually, with each induction class including up to one legacy award, which is being awarded to Hughes this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.