Summer Enrichment Program, Hope for the Inner City

Contact Information...

Summer Enrichment Program, Hope for the Inner City

Agency Contacts

Michael Black, Operations Manager

Phone Numbers



1800 Roanoke Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Web Location

Open Agency Website

Services Provided

  • Camps and/or Summer Programs

Service Summary

Summer Enrichment Camp is a wholesome Christian environment for children ages 6 to 11. Volunteer teachers, coaches and mentors stay with the children all day, helping to maintain their reading and math skills during summer recess as they explore their God-given gifts. Daily activities include praise and worship, Bible study, study skills, arts and crafts, and sporting activities. Breakfast and lunch are served each day.

Summer Work Adventure Program is a unique leadership training experience for young teens ages 12-14. Teens will learn to establish good study skills, master the basics of banking and budgeting and participate in community service, as well as tour the local chamber of commerce and out-of-town colleges. Tuesdays are “professional dress day,” and teens will learn to fill out job applications and participate in mock interviews with local business leaders, who will help each young person to better understand why he was or wasn’t “hired.” The summer culminates with teens creating original business plans in teams, which will be judged on content, presentation and likelihood of success.

Summer Job Placement is real-world training where older teens, ages 15-18, are transformed by the renewing of their minds. High-schoolers are placed in a part-time paying job for about 20 hours per week and are assigned to a job-site mentor. Each teen receives one-on-one instruction in his job responsibilities as mentors monitor their work. Fridays are spent at a local college campus for classes, recreational activities and lunch. Participants are paired with a student mentor who follows up with them throughout the week.

Eligibility Guidelines

Youth 6 to 18 years old

Interpreter Availability

Not Available

Agency Hours

Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wheelchair Access


Fee and Payment Methods

  • None/Free

Disabilities Served

  • Behavior Concerns
  • Learning Disability

Counties Served


This record was last updated: 2/7/2017

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