Camp Compass Receives $25,000 from State Farm

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SPRINGFIELD – The Family Service Center's Camp Compass got enough votes in State Farm Neighborhood Assist program to place in the top 40 vote-receiving causes.

Camp Compass aims to close the achievement gap by helping low-income families and their students in District 186. The camp works to catch students up in school using tutoring, life skills enrichment and mentoring programs.

Family Service Center's Executive Director Christine Lindsey sees a lot of potential to help with the $25,000 grant the program is receiving from State Farm.

“We are so grateful to our community for pulling together to promote and support this vital program and to State Farm for understanding how important it is to take care of the needs in our neighborhoods. This grant will allow us to prepare students over the summer months so they walk into their classrooms in August ready to succeed academically,” Lindsey says.

State Farm will formally present a check celebrating the Camp Compass program's receipt of this grant on Tuesday, June 23 at 11:30 AM. It will take place at the Family Service Center located at 730 East Vine in Springfield.

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