The KidWorks Golf Classic is not just another charity golf tournament. Not convinced, here are five reasons why you can't afford to miss playing in this year's KidWorks Golf Classic!
Dreams really do come true. The “Building Dreams” initiative launched in mid-2015 to fully renovate and expand our Dan Donahue Center becomes a reality next month when we celebrate the Grand Re-opening and Dedication on September 13th. An additional 10,000 square footage will be added to our site and allow 200 new students to join the KidWorks family over the coming year. This expansion wouldn't happen without the generosity of our partners who have walked alongside us to develop our capacity to serve more children and youth in Santa Ana.
“By doubling the size of the Donahue Center, we will be able to welcome hundreds more children, youth and families into our programs,” says David Benavides, Executive Director.
He adds, “This major milestone in KidWorks service to central Santa Ana is possible because of the remarkable generosity on the part of supporters who believe in our mission to transform the lives of individuals and the community they love.”
Our fall programs launch on September 5th. KidWorks has also already begun accepting applications for additional students to join our academic, leadership and spiritual development programs, and they will fold into the KidWorks Donahue Center activities over the next few months to facilitate a seamless transition.
Editor’s note: Our latest blog series is called “Engage With KidWorks.” We’re excited to share the variety of meaningful—and fun—ways you can become part of the KidWorks experience. In our fourth installment, we invite you to volunteer with one of our exciting programs and/or help with an event or development.
Our valued KidWorks volunteers know first-hand the joy they feel when they step into one of our four centers and are greeted with enthusiasm by our students in grades preschool through high school.
Our students can’t wait to tell our volunteers all about their day and to say “thank you” for the “A” they earned on yesterday’s math assignment because of the tutoring help they received.
There are so many ways to serve at KidWorks. We invite you to consider any of these opportunities:
UNIVERSITY STARTS NOW
Help K-12th grade students with their homework, academics, computer-based learning, and character development at one of our four learning centers
Spend individualized time with one or two students helping them in specific areas such as math, reading, and language development at one of our four learning centers.
Share a special talent and passion with our students by leading them in a fun, energetic, hands-on workshop. Workshops can focus on art, science, music, dance, creative writing, etc.
Assist the little ones in our licensed preschool facility helping our teachers with the preschool daily activities and lessons.
Share your important skill set with us through administrative, graphic design, party planning, marketing, IT, and other types of support.
FUND DEVELOPMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEES
Help us raise financial resources and in-kind donations critical to support the life-transforming work that we do. In-kind donations may include professional services such as advertising, design, printing and more.
Interested in learning more? Please call 714.834.9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up to volunteer!
By Glenn Leibowitz, Volunteer Content Writer
Editor’s note: We are pleased to present the second story in our latest blog series, “Foundation for Success: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration.” In this installment, we share our excitement that Jackie Slater, former Los Angeles Rams star, will deliver the keynote address.
What could possibly be as exciting for a true football fan than the return of the Los Angeles Rams to California? That would have to be the opportunity to hear firsthand from a legendary former Rams offensive tackle.
KidWorks’ Foundation for Success luncheon will provide exactly that opportunity when we welcome Jackie Slater as our keynote speaker.
The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Santa Ana/Orange County Airport, on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Jackie played his entire 20-year career with the Rams organization. He was considered the most consistent member of one of the most potent offensive lines in NFL history. Jackie was selected to play in seven Pro Bowls and broke a record for most seasons with one team. His jersey number was retired and he was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Jackie was a recipient of the Bart Starr Man of the Year Award in 1995, which is given to the player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership on and off the football field. He lives up to this award even after retiring as he continues to positively shape the lives of others as the offensive line coach at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
“KidWorks and I share a passion for helping young people reach their full potential,” Jackie says. “Football is one of the most competitive sports ever, but the playing field is nothing like the challenges within the neighborhoods KidWorks serves. I’m looking forward to meeting KidWorks’ supporters and sharing my story at the 10th anniversary of the Foundation for Success Luncheon.
For more information about the KidWorks Luncheon, or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.