University of Southern California
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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Troy Camp celebrates 70 years of community outreach

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By Noah Peterson/Daily Trojan


Photo courtesy of Lilian Aluri

Photo courtesy of Lilian Aluri

“Troy Camp also runs after-school programs every week at local elementary schools in the South Los Angeles area. The Student Mentoring and After School Help programs help students develop study skills to better understand concepts they may be struggling with at school. Specialized programming seeks to spark student interest in extracurricular activities like music and creative writing.

Troy Camp adviser Celso Delgado Jr., a USC assistant professor of occupational therapy, emphasizes the programs’ consistency and dedication to the students as keys to their success.

“It’s the energy, the commitment and the motivation from the students,” Delgado said. “It wasn’t like a volunteer program where we each did something once a semester or twice a semester. We truly put in the work and truly mentored these kids . . . we had consistent programming for the kids.””

Read the full article at Daily Trojan.