(WDEF) This week marks national Salvation Army Week.
In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared this week Salvation Army week to encourage volunteerism and giving back.
The greater Chattanooga area Salvation Army likes to give back with its school of music and arts spring graduation.
It's a time to look ahead to the summer months and programs like the Salvation Army summer day camp.
That's a three week summer camp aimed at encouraging kids' musical talents.
Major Algerome Newsome explained, "As you know as high schools and school budgets have gotten cut or get cut over the season, music programs are one of the ones that get cut the most, and we find that students who excel in music also excel at school. And so we wanted to continue to promote the music arts in this city."
The camp costs $50 per week.