Broome County Promise Zone offers Summer Zone, a program that affords students the opportunity for fun skill-based activities to keep them engaged with their school community. Camps took place in Binghamton, Johnson City, Union-Endicott and Whitney Point. Students were busy for the entire five weeks of attendance with many different opportunities. Each week, youth took part in various team-building projects focusing on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities as well as civic engagement activities throughout their communities. Campers participated in field trips to SUNY Broome and Binghamton University as well as visiting Corning Museum of Glass to learn more on art AND science, and Greenwood State Park sharing opportunities to interact with other sites through team building activities. Summer Zone ended with all sites coming together for a celebration that represented and highlighted all their hard work.
An annual event since 2014, Summer Zone as well as the mentors and volunteers are proud to serve the youth in our local community.