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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.

Shout Out to Norwalk ACTS’ member, Person to Person (P2P) and its Campership Program, which expanded to Norwalk this year with the help of investors such as Norwalk-based Datto and hundreds of individual donors who supported the 2017 Campership Appeal. This summer, 22 students are attending camp at Odyssey Early Learning & Enrichment Program in Norwalk, and three students attended Camp Aspetuck (operated in Weston by Girl Scouts of Connecticut). Next year, P2P plans to grow the Norwalk Campership Program to reach even more children. Over the years, P2P’s program has sent hundreds of Stamford elementary school children to summer camp, providing an invaluable learning experience.

Shout Out to another Norwalk ACTS’ member, Norwalk Community College, for participating in Super Saturday, a registration blitz to encourage students to enroll for the Fall semester. Students were able to stop by any Connecticut Community College campus last Saturday, meet with academic and financial aid advisers and register for classes on the spot. The $20 application fee was also waived. The state-wide event began several years ago as a way to provide prospective students the help they need to get them started on the path to a college degree.

One comment

Jeff Jacobs August 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Thank you for the shout-out to Person to Person (P2P) for their campership program for Norwalk children.
In addition, for the past several years, P2P’s scholarship committee has interviewed – and awarded scholarships – to college-bound students from both Norwalk High and Brien McMahon H.S.

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