For a few days this summer, children from Dallas-area homeless shelters and motels came to UT Dallas to experience the fun of summer camp, while also learning skills that could help them overcome adversity in the future.
UT Dallas has hosted Kids University for 21 years. This year, nearly 300 youngsters filled the classroom buildings across from Berkner Hall in two separate four-day sessions.
“We have an obligation to make contributions to the community. We invest a little bit each summer and, hopefully, it really will change some lives,” said Dr. George Fair, who has been spearheading UT Dallas’ involvement in the camp since it began in 1995.