2014 saw one of the best summer programs we have ever had at KIND. An average of 75 kids and teens joined us for activities on a daily basis. Some of the activities were weekly trips to the YMCA for swimming lessons and planting a summer garden. One of the goals during the summer program is to get the children/teens out into the community and get active. KIND follows the get up and play for at least an hour a day to maintain a active and healthy lifestyle.
A key component of our mission is youth over the age of 12, which represent 30% of our program participants. Youth participants are evenly split between young men and ladies. KIND and our partner foundations have invested significant time and money in the development of these children.It is our mission to ensure we develop and reinforce as many of the Search Institute’s Developmental Assets as possible creating success in adolescence that carry forward to life
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The After School Program which is held Monday through Thursday. Programs in cooperation with K12 Art Gallery, City of Dayton Parks & Recreation and Dayton Metro Library, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, and ReadySetSoar. After their educational activities, the children are divided into age and skill level for group activities.
These may include art projects, games, character lessons, reading time, Bible lessons, computers, and exercise. Before the children are transported home, KIND volunteers provide a nutritious meal, which is served family-style with staff and volunteer again emphasizing the many opportunities that are available to them if only they are willing to work toward them. Some of the trips included are Newport Aquarium, The Nutcracker, the Shrine Circus, and The Creation Museum and many more.