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Serve with Kaleid

M, W, F, July 25, 27, 29

11:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

There will be a 1.5 hour orientation prior to July; date TBD.

Friends of Refugees, Jolly Avenue Garden


Serve with Kaleid

Do you want to see the world from the perspective of refugee children? Do you want to learn from, serve, connect with and welcome children over play, lunch, gardening, physical activties, and art? Join the Kaleid community as we help host Friends of Refugees' Summer Youth Camp.

The Summer Youth Experience is a camp-setting for elementary aged students in Clarkston run by Friends of Refugees. At camp, staff and interns and volunteers seek to nurture the development, talents, and skills of refugee youth and their families to be healthier and stronger together.

Many youth in Clarkston grow up faster than the usual. They are responsible for their siblings, have chores crucial to their family’s well-being, and have families that depend on them for language and culture help. The folks at Friends of Refugees have found that youth in Clarkston sometimes miss the opportunity "just" to be a child. Summer Youth Experience is a place where elementary aged kids can celebrate who they are and grow into the leaders that they are becoming.

At camp, elementary-aged children receive academic support to mitigate summer learning loss and enjoy the benefit of physical activity and play that supports their physical and mental health. The goal of the Summer Experience is to nurture young student’s talents and to develop positive, supportive relationships with their peers and staff.

When you volunteer at camp with Kaleid this July, you will be coming alongside kids who are playing, learning, and growing--helping to provide an unforgettable summer experience that will support and nurture young people in all of the best summer-time ways!


When and Where?

July 25, 27, and 29, from 11:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Jolly Ave Garden
(725 Jolly Ave South, Clarkston 30021).

**NOTE: For the sake of building relationship with the children, it is preferred that you volunteer for all three days, but if you are available for only 1 or 2 days, we certainly welcome you as well!**


This Circle is free, but if you'd like to donate to help supply lunch and supplies for children, you can do so at

Can I Bring My Own Children?

If you have children, they are welcome too. If they are the ages of campers (K-5), they will attend as camp participants.

Is There Any Training?

You will receive more details, including a request to collaborate on an orientation time that works for all or most participants prior to June 15th.

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