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.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Wrapping up 2013

September –December 2013
This past fall with seven TCC Interns, we saw the numbers of students swell to over 25.  A life skills class for mothers met in the apartment complex across the street and their children ages 3-12 years would attend the weekly sessions.   A large number of older elementary boys  also attended and group activities were organized for their growth in the area of leadership and communication.  Organized sports activities are necessary for boys of this age and the two young male interns served as coaches for these boys.  Our focus character trait was Respect.  We see that these children are looking for a place to connect with adults and organized activities.  We found that active sports before quieter group activities did help to curb some of the behavior issues.

A new tier of leadership has been formed within Kids University – Eagle Cadets.  Dr. Bell and one of the interns work with them in building their ability to make good choices and become leaders among the others KU students.  It is our desire that these young boys and girls will be capable of succeeding in school and being chosen for awards in their schools by the respect and leadership they display.