ST JOHN #5 CAMP ACE
The mission of St John #5
Baptist Church Camp ACE is to increase the broaden the perspective of
economically disadvantaged children, youth and adults who reside in the Metro
New Orleans Region, and surrounding areas by way of providing an array
of educational, social and cultural services.
St. John #5 Baptist
Church social ministry was created in 1989, later named Camp Alert Community
Empowerment (ACE) in 1996. This program grew from the church’s children and
youth group. The program was established out of a growing need to provide
activities with a more positive meaning for the countless number of youths whose
environment was being marred with much negativity. The primary area of concern
was for children and youth of the Metro New Orleans Region and its
immediate community. From implementing its first program, through a summer
camp, in 1989 to present St. John has increased its programs by seven. The
following is a synopsis of the organization’s programs.
remediation in reading/language arts, math G.E.D. Prep and computer literacy.
Inclusive of in three services are tutoring in LEAP 21 exit exam, (GEE) and ACT.
Counseling: individual, group and family counseling in the areas of grief,
HIV/AIDS, pregnancy prevention, health/nutrition, substance abuse
(prevention/intervention), and life skills.
Cultural/Social: field trips, camping, competitive sports, and behavior modification
program “Learning for Life”.
Technology Center: contains a
number of Compaq computers operating with Microsoft XP OS and the complete MS
Office small business programs, computers are currently internet ready and
e-mail assessable. All computers contain learning program to enhance each
student’s ability to attain information, train in arithmetic skills, and study
Abuse Center: housing,
group/individual treatments/prevention, group/individual counseling, and drug
Center: street and community outreach, condom distribution, testing, venue
based outreach, HIV/AIDS presentations/education, and referrals.
assists faith/community-based organizations with capacity building, board
training, and proposal development and grant-writing.
The specific aim of St.
John #5 Camp (A.C.E.) is to improve the educational, social, health, and
economic levels of low income adults, children, and youths. St. John’s programs
provides counseling, academic enhancement, health, and social/cultural outlets
as well as other services. These services are designed to effect alternation in
the arena of low educational attainment, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse,
and other ills.