Support of Summer Youth Activities
Chairman: The Road Dawg and Rec-Pac/Quest are two very
active programs in Fairfax County that engage youth
in a structured program during the summer months. The
Road Dawg Camp is a week-long camp for at-risk youths,
which is conducted in August, provides an opportunity
for Fairfax County police officers to serve as mentors
and introduce boys and girls to the public safety profession.
Campers were also taught life skills sets necessary
to steer away from unproductive and destructive activities.
Rec-PAC/Quest, operated by Fairfax County Park Authority,
is a six week structured recreation program with emphasis
on leisure skills designed for elementary school children.
Rec-Quest is a six week structured recreation program
with emphasis on leisure skills designed for middle
school children. Participants will have an opportunity
to enjoy a wide variety of activities such as: fun and
fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature,
crafts, storytelling, field trips, sports festivals,
talent shows and supervised play sessions.
programs offer enriching opportunities for our at-risk
youth and barriers to access to these programs are not
conducive to meeting that objective. Students attending
the Graham Road Elementary School as well as youth living
in the surrounding communities have barriers to access
to the above mentioned programs due to transportation
I move that the Board include in the amount of $6,000
as a consideration item for the FY 2005/06 budget to
provide for transportation in support of the summer
Road Dawg and Rec-Pac/Quest programs serving the community
surrounding the Graham Road Elementary School.