Thank you for making summer memorable for the students at KidWorks. We served over 225 students this summer, our largest enrollment ever!
Summer just wouldn’t be complete without a chance to attend a free music concert featuring the talented students in the KidWorks Avanti Music program.
“A Conversation with KidWorks” is Sunday, July 22, at 12:30 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, located at 600 St. Andrews Road in Newport Beach immediately following the 11:11am service.
In addition to hearing our students perform, the program will feature touching stories shared by KidWorks youth, parents and volunteers.
“So many cities in Orange County are really just a short drive from KidWorks four centers in Santa Ana, and we hope the ‘Afternoon with KidWorks’ event will inspire not only St. Andrew’s members to consider volunteering at KidWorks, but anyone in the region who wants to lend a hand,” says Lisa Gels, our Manager of Partnerships & Donor Relations. “You, your family and friends will fit right in with our warm and welcoming families and team.”
Lisa adds that holding the concert at St. Andrew’s is part of the church’s long partnership with KidWorks, including holding “serve days” where church members help clean and refurbish our Dan Donahue Center, rummage sales and volunteering as tutors.
Greg Chao, a church member, has been volunteering at KidWorks since March. This most recent school term, he’s tutored a fifth grader in math and a high school student in physics.
“I see firsthand how valuable serving as a tutor is for these hard-working students,” Greg says. “One student told me she has no one else to turn to for homework help. The need is great, and I know church members would have a lot to contribute as volunteers at KidWorks.”
KidWorks Avanti Music was founded in 2012 by Joe Cristina, a professional musician with 38 years of experience in composition, arranging, orchestration and production.
“I know that ‘A Conversation with KidWorks’ is going to really impress everyone who attends when they see the level of talent and scholarship within the KidWorks Avanti students,” Joe says. “Our program is aboutusing art and music to express your inner feelings, faith and observations about your surroundings.”
No advance reservations are needed to attend “An Afternoon with KidWorks.” We warmly invite you to enjoy the music and learn more about KidWorks.