The purpose of the Kids University (KU) is to help children in our community learn the aspects of good nutrition, strengthen academic skills, and to foster teamwork as they work together developing a student garden.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

There's a Whole Lot of Learnin' and Lovin' at KU this Fall

The end of July when our Summer interns completed their rotation, the students discovered that KU without our TCC Interns is no fun at all!  They LOVE  making new friends each semester with those who sign up to mentor, lead and teach them.  This semester we have 14 AWESOME INTERNS and that makes for a pretty exciting night!

As we approached the upcoming school year, we chose the theme for this session --
We began by talking to them about getting a good night's sleep and starting their day with the right choices for breakfast.  We give them ideas on how to study for a test and above all how to communicate respectfully and clearly with their family, friends and teachers. Our aim is to set them up for success!

They are now bringing their spelling & vocab words, homework and even speeches to practice for Student Council elections. (GO -- Aunjane!!)   We have several education and child development majors that are helping our kids reach their goals.  Our motto:  Every KU kid should have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY after being with us on Thursday night!

They get to work out their wiggles with fun relay games that the guys coach.

PSST ---(Word has it that back at TCC on Monday the interns share how much fun they are having with our KU kids.)

Each week the kids earn KU "Bucks" by listening well and following instructions to apply  towards  their KU T-shirt that they helped design.

Our Nutrition Lab continues to be one of the favorite times of the evening.  (And yes, Kale chips are pretty good according to Shawnee!)

ust as our kids are growing -- so is this awesome effort! 
God is blessing!  

We remind them that we're growing as Jesus grew -- in wisdom (academically) -- in stature (physically) in favor with God (Spiritually) and man (socially).  Luke 2:52