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.