It was a “Wild” summer at KidWorks. Not only were the halls and rooms decorated in jungle theme, thanks to our amazing interns from West Coast University, but we also integrated both science and creation into the theme of the summer.
Summer at KidWorks is vital for so many reasons. Our goal is to create a safe, wholesome place for our students to spend their time. Just as importantly, we want to offset what educators call the “summer slide.” That’s where students of any age level can slip academically when they are away from the classroom.
Hundreds of children and youth had a tremendous summer at KidWorks. From July 5 through Aug. 12, students in grades kindergarten through 12 participated in “The Island”-themed activities that filled those long summer days while also keeping their minds stimulated so they were “ready to go” when school started again.
Our elementary and middle school students engaged in challenging games, faith-building bible lessons, creative craft making, field trips and other fun activities.
The high school students participated in our Leadership Academy, which for years has helped prepare them for higher education after high school and successful careers. These students experienced mentoring, company site visits to learn about the work world, character development and service opportunities.
We asked a few of your younger students to create crayon drawings so they can share their summer experience with you. We hope you enjoy their original artwork!