The dramatic decline from Summer 2019 to Summer 2020 is due to the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of programs canceled in-person summer programming. Those that operated had to reduce capacity to maintain social distancing.
The United Way of Story County funds many summer enrichment programs:
Only some of our partners currently report disaggregated data which might help us determine the number of children served from "underserved" or historically marginalized populations. In order to arrive at the reported number, then, we have used known free-and-reduced price lunch figures as a proxy for "underserved" learners. The following agencies report FRPL numbers: Boys & Girls Club, CampFire, YSS. We also have used numbers of camper scholarships for Story County reported by All Aboard for Kids and Girl Scouts. We have then used known percentages of families at 200% or less of the federal poverty level (reported on ASSET ABF-2) to extrapolate additional "underserved" children for ACPC (14.69% of clients served in FY2018-19/this % is being used in our formula) and Raising Readers (12.34% of clients served/this % is being used in our formula). * Note: Given our methodology, the data reported here excluded children from Boy Scouts, hence the qualifier ‘more than’ on our baseline number.*
Effective FY20-21, data from Boys & Girls Club Nevada (FRPL #s) and Boy Scouts (camp scholarships and membership-fee scholarships) is included.