Santa Barbara – Helps Students Suit Up for Summer

Assistance League of Santa Barbara’s storeroom shelves ready for area students to make their selections. (Courtesy photo)

Starting June 18, local students will be outfitted for a summer of learning and fun with the help of Assistance League of Santa Barbara in partnership with United Way’s Fun in the Sun program.

Fun in the Sun, a six-week summer learning curriculum for at-risk children, addresses summer learning loss through hands-on, project-based lessons, using the best services and ideas from more than 70 local public and private organizations.

Students from second to eighth grades are chosen to participate based on academic and financial criteria.

Each year, Assistance League helps provide materials for the Literacy Program, new clothing, and summer supplies for Fun in the Sun, as well as the means for the children to receive water-safety lessons.

Last year, 264 children chose new bathing suits, shorts, tops, beach bags and water bottles from the Assistance League’s storeroom shelves.

Assistance League of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that develops and implements programs to benefit residents of Santa Barbara County.

Proceeds frm the Assistance League Thrift Shop, 1259 Veronica Springs Road, support the charity’s philanthropic programs.

— Jane Atwater for Assistance League of Santa Barbara.