A summer at TEEP inspires children to learn – academically, socially, and spiritually. TEEP provides academic and cultural enrichment to students with top-quality programs taught by highly trained and experienced staff. Students return to school after a summer in TEEP with a new love for and interest in learning. TEEP emphasizes five important values: Respect, Restraint, Reciprocity, Redemption and Responsibility. These “five –R’s” are talked about daily and represent the foundation of all interaction between the staff and the campers. TEEP instills positive values, fosters positive self-esteem and helps to develop important life skills.
TEEP’s mission is to provide summer learning experiences for children in academics, life skills, performance, and visual arts, while encouraging students to develop a positive self-esteem. The program offers a 6-week tuition free camp for financially disadvantaged students entering the 5and 6th grades, in addition to a Pre-K class.
TEEP is made possible through grant funding and the generosity of Trinity parishioners. The TEEP Advisory Board is made up of TEEP alums, Trinity Church members and people from the greater New Orleans community.
Over the past 50 years, the Trinity Educational Enrichment Program has provided a comprehensive educational summer program for local students, whom are nurtured in a safe environment through activities which promote personal growth, self-esteem, decision-making and social skills. TEEP serves children in preschool, kindergarten, and rising fifth and sixth graders with a curriculum of language arts, science, math, music, visual arts and technology. Students are also engaged in recreational and cultural activities, and participate in a variety of field trips.
TEEP is a safe and secure community providing a total learning and enrichment environment, which ultimately empowers students to realize their potential as individuals and members of the community through self-respect, a positive attitude and a commitment to excellence.
I admire and appreciate Alvin Edinburgh for his incredible leadership role in the program throughout the years. I can remember him greeting everyone upon arrival and departure each day with a smile and kind words.
"What is unique is that the program carries over into the school year, allowing us to benefit from much of the learning that takes place during the summer. We noted the children are much more task-oriented, creative and the teachers are able to use higher level thinking skills."
- Walter Langs, Jr. Principal of James Lewis Elementary School (May 8, 1991)
"My daughter's previous camp experiences were not very structured events. TEEP offered organized activities, discipline/rules being enforced gently yet effectively, responsible teen volunteers, and caring dedicated teachers. I will always remember the 5 R's that were the framework for running the camp, and how well the campers exemplified them while on field trips. My children made many friends who they still keep in contact with today."
- Louise L. Alexander, TEEP Parent and Grandparent
"To me, TEEP meant another summer of fun, adventure and learning. I always looked forward to going to TEEP every summer, because it was more than a simple summer camp, it was really an enrichment program that nurtured young minds. I will never forget my experience with TEEP and hopefully one day, I can send my kids to create some great memories like mine."
- Kiall Wilson, former TEEP Camper and current TEEP Parent
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