Camp Salsa

“Camp Salsa uses salsa as a medium to provide high school students an opportunity to develop skills that will help them obtain and keep a job.  With the donations that the Downtown Optimist Club provided we were able to provide breakfast and lunch to the 16 Camp Salsa participants and transport them to local field trips around Columbia. Over the 8 week program, the students learn gardening, cooking and business skills which provides an opportunity for youth to make a connection between school-based learning and real-life experiences at the workplace. ”

– Sara Hughes, Program Director, Camp Salsa