Lafayette Kids is a student organization that connects William & Mary students, “Bigs,” with young people, “Littles,” living in the Williamsburg area. The group conducts a wide range of youth development programming with the purpose of closing the opportunity gap. They seek to support the development of young people by fostering a safe environment for growth through consistent mentorship and lasting relationships.
Making Our Mark: A Virtual Summer Initiative 2020
The Virtual Summer Play Initiative is a William & Mary initiative to give young people opportunities to express themselves through a variety of mediums: play, creative expression (art), civic engagement.
This summer, Lafayette Kids will focus on providing opportunities for youth who lack the space and opportunities to play. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, these opportunities have become even more restricted as approximately 1 in 4 adults are unemployed or underemployed.
Young people in (rising) grades K-12 who live in Williamsburg public housing communities can participate in the programming beginning the week of July 6th through the week of July 31st.