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.
Before KidWorks came into my life, I hated my neighborhood. Every time I walked out my door I saw chaos and destruction. From afar, I have seen the face of someone who was dedicated to harm another. Helicopters often roam the sky above, police cars pass by every few hours. I have firsthand experience of a gunshot striking a glass bottle just mere feet away from where I was standing. What if that bottle had been me? I hated the uncertainty I felt each time I encountered anyone from my neighborhood. So when a new family was expected to live in the space available in the apartment complex in front of me, the only wish I had was that they would bring children into this place. Little did I know that I was about to encounter a whole load of them.
When KidWorks youth think spring break plans, it’s not a sunny vacation they are planning for. They are thinking about the long awaited “Campus Crash” week which is a key part of KidWorks College Success Initiative. Campus Crash is designed to expose students to a real – life college experience that instills in them the belief and motivation that college can be their reality.