CabSummer: Six Seasons of Inventive Education

The Cab Calloway School Fund’s summer arts program, CabSummer, enjoyed its sixth successful season providing arts instruction to students in grades K-12, with a total of 565 children attending camps in visual arts, dance, vocal music, theater, digital media, engineering, architecture, instrumental music, culinary arts, animal science, fashion design, literary arts, and more.

CCSF Scholarships based on financial need were awarded to 71 campers, including 40 students from Title 1 schools (which have significant populations of children from low-income families). “Day in the Life of Cab” camps gave many of these students a chance to see what it takes to become a Cab student and prepare for upcoming auditions. The opportunity to have their talent nurtured is enabling a growing number of these students to apply for and earn a place at Cab Calloway School of the Arts.

Our partnership with the Delaware School for the Deaf (DSD) is also thriving. Established in 2011 with funds raised by Cab drama students performing in “The Miracle Worker,” the CabSummer/DSD initiative offers free camps to the deaf along with an interpreter. DSD students have attended 24 different camps, including hip-hop, sculpting, animation, and visual arts. CabSummer instructors have brought their classes directly to the DSD, providing arts programming to an additional 32 students.

CabSummer continues to reach out to students throughout the district, with camps held at both Cab Calloway School of the Arts and McKean High Schools. Our collaboration with the Charter School of Wilmington grows as well, and will feature a new “Day in the Life of Charter” camp in 2016.

Since its inception in 2010, CabSummer has served nearly 3,000 students. Our unique blend of arts and academics offers minds-on, hands-on learning that prepares participants for the upcoming school year and beyond. Your donation to The Cab Fund makes it all possible!

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