Chicago, IL – CAMP CANEI PARTICIPATES IN JOB PROGRAM

To finish the summer, Camp CANEI was fortunate to participate in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “One Summer
Chicago” summer jobs program via funding awarded to NYAP’s affiliate Fellowship Connection. As part of
the program, the campers not only created a business and were paid to do so, but they also had to make, price and sell their chosen product — a hand woven multi-use seat cushion/centerpiece/pillow. In addition, the campers were taught business and personal financial literacy skills, how to write a business plan, and fundamental entrepreneurial skills. All proceeds from sales were donated to the campers’ organization of choice. A special thank-you goes to Mayor Emanuel, Fellowship Connection (FC), NYAP/FC staff and the campers for a wonderful inaugural Camp CANEI! Pictured below are the CANEI campers with Mayor Emanuel and the product they made and sold.

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