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Campfire Kids Afterschool Tutoring Program Keeps Local Youth Off the Streets

Mr. Sims plays an important role in a dangerous Dayton neighborhood.   Thanks to the United Way, James Sims is able to maintain the Campfire Kids program at Dunbar Manor.   The kids come faithfully for tutoring, field trips and the lunch program.  

“I am an extra parent in this neighborhood,” said Sims.   “Some parents are unable to help their children because they simply do not have the knowledge.   So, a program like this one is vital for these kids’ future.”

Twelve-year-old Carol, along with her brother Edward and sisters Jasmine and Jessica, attend the after-school program at Dunbar Manor.   The students get help with homework, go on field trips, and are involved in activities that help them grow socially, as well as academically.   Justin, a University of Dayton student, volunteers at the center as a tutor and friend to the children who attend.

“If we weren’t here, the kids would be in the streets,” said Sims.   “And without the United Way, we wouldn’t be able to afford to have this program in this area.”

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