This Week On FM Magazine: Project Morry

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Deb Gordon’s guest was Aaron Lapp, Director of Development at Project Morry, which is a year-round youth development organization founded in 1995 that provides underprivileged children with a multi-year residential summer camp experience. Each child must commit to a four year program that involves a variety of experiences including mentoring, coaching and support.

The educational curriculum requires that children who participate continue with school, attend monthly meetings, develop a love for learning and the desire to learn more.  Mr. Lapp discussed some of the many positive effects the Project Morry summer camps have on young people including improved social skills and self-esteem, and a greater sense of personal responsibility.  Also discussed were the selection process, the criteria for entry and Project Morry’s track record and successes.

Many of the Project Morry alumni come back to the organization and volunteer as counselors, and eighty percent of all participants go on to college.

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