Summer 2022 at KidWorks: A ‘Growth Mindset’ and Lots of Fun
Laughter. Camping. Symphonies. Pickleball. Amusement Parks. Summer 2022 at KidWorks was jam-packed with opportunities for new experiences and adventure. Every activity intentionally centered around our theme of “Growth Mindset” challenging… Continue Reading
Laughter. Camping. Symphonies. Pickleball. Amusement Parks.
Summer 2022 at KidWorks was jam-packed with opportunities for new experiences and adventure.
Every activity intentionally centered around our theme of “Growth Mindset” challenging students to think ‘I can do this,’ when trying something new.
We are so grateful to offer summer programs that equipped students with life skills, a renewed sense of confidence and empowerment to create meaningful change in their communities.
Our theme verse fit, 2 Timothy 1:7 aligned perfectly with the growth mindset focus this summer.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
“It was great to see to see everyone memorizing our summer Bible verse and putting that verse into action,” says Jacky Hernandez, our Program Administration Lead.
Enrichment experiences were also a larger focus this summer. KidWorks offered several workshops including a drum clinic, a theater and soccer event, arts and crafts, plus wellness, financial literacy and college/career workshops.
“Watching students blossom through theater, truly warmed my heart . It was amazing watching them grow throughout the process. They were able to muster up the courage to stand and perform for all of their parents and showcase all their newfound talent that they’d worked so hard to develop.”
Lana Lee, Find Your Light (Musical Theatre enrichment)
KidWorks partners played an invaluable role in all the fun activities that took place. We couldn’t have done it without them.
“The week was a blast and definitely felt like a success. Not only did the kids improve in their soccer skills, but they remembered our theme points for each day and incorporated them into the sessions. These themes were Gratitude, Purpose and Love. All within a biblical context.”
Bay Kurtz, Faith n Futbol (soccer enrichment)
Thanks to All Who Made Summer 2022 Possible
10,000 Pines Summer Camp Adventure City Micah Alcorn Aquarium of the Pacific Balboa Fun Zone Balboa Park Calvary Church Santa Ana City of Santa Ana Council Member Jonathan Hernandez Joe DeRenzo Eibach Springs Fellowship of Christian Athletes Find Your Light Foundation Ignite Leadership Ignite Your Rhythm JFK Transportation
John’s Incredible Pizza Company John Marshall and JLL Bay Kurtz Lighthouse Ministries Mariners Church Mary & Joseph Retreat Center Mater Dei High School Pacific Symphony David A. Pyle Santa Ana Public Library Santa Ana Zoo Star Rock Ministries Tim Strader Jr. United Health Share Ministries Matthew Walzer Voodoo AutoSport Young Life
By Glenn Leibowitz, volunteer writer
An invitation to get involved
As we head back to school there are numerous ways to get involved at KidWorks in Fall Programs. These include tutoring, leading workshops, teaching a skill, events and much more.