‘Women of Steel’ gives $5,000 to Reconnecting McDowell for 4-H camp
The United Steelworkers' Women of Steel recently donated
$5,000 to Reconnecting McDowell, granting the opportunity for many McDowell
kids to attend a weeklong 4-H summer camp.
This year's summer camp's theme is "Green Brick Road," which
focuses on courage, heart, head and home, said a news release from Reconnecting
Karen Shipley and Heather Anderson, Women of Steel leaders
in West Virginia, said this donation will allow at least 50 McDowell County
kids, who otherwise could not have participated, to have the chance to attend.
Kids will learn new skills like archery, cooking and
photography at this year's camp, the news release states.
Older campers will discuss drug abuse, relationships, money
management and planning for their futures.
Kids also will have the opportunity to attend healthy
lifestyles classes and STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and
math), the news release continues.
The West Virginia University Extension Service runs the
camp, which has a day program for children ages 5-12 and a residential program
for youth ages 9-18.
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