Today’s kids don’t have it easy. They’ve endured two-plus years of pandemic life: isolation, inconsistency and a lot of unknowns; they’re growing up with a world of information and opinions at their fingertips; and a high percentage are experiencing social pressure (or worse, bullying) from social media “friends” and influencers. Unfortunately, for Spokane’s at-risk youth, it can be even worse. Many are burdened with family upheaval, poverty, neglect and drug and alcohol abuse.
UGM Youth Outreach Director Ryan Brown says inviting a child to UGM Camp can help.