Funding for the Lopez Island Family Resource Center programs comes from many sources including United Way. The Lopez Summer Workshops Program is one of our programs that relies on these dollars in order to keep fees affordable and provide scholarships for local youth. The Lopez Summer Workshops is the only summertime enrichment and recreational program offered on Lopez Island for both kids and adults. The workshops began 18 years ago and quickly took hold and blossomed into an indispensable community resource that opened up new worlds of opportunity to many of the island’s at-risk and underserved youth.
Lopez Summer Workshops offer participants a fun and meaningful experience while exploring the outdoors, water, sports, technology and creative and performing arts. The program also offers island youth a chance to meet and interact with youth from off-island who are visiting relatives or spending the summer on Lopez. This summer we coordinated 85 workshops with 335 participants filling over 720 slots and provided 61 local youth with scholarships!
Please support the United Way of San Juan County and help make a difference to the youth and families on our islands.
The Staff and Board of the Lopez Island Family Resource Center