Thursday, January 31, 2013

Celebration of Children Banquet, Feb 28, 2013

Here are the posts from the 2012 Banquet, and 2011 Banquet.

There are lots of Banquets, and we go to many and love them!

This one is great, too...and led and served by CHILDREN!  Come and be blessed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fall Semester, 2012

The summer has passed, and the children are back in school.  We've had a great summer, including a leadership program with some students we've developed a relationship with.

Homework Night will restart at Zion Tabernacle on October 1st.

Oh, and in additional exciting news, we are expecting a 2nd location on another night this semester!

If your church or group wants to influence your neighborhood, then call Paul Pettefer at 794-9891 and find out how simple it is to get engaged.  It doesn't take money or expertise, but time and a small group of volunteers.

It's how you and your friends can change a city.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dash for Trash - JFK 5th Grade class Serves the City!

Ms. Lollion Elmer, a member of the Lake Charles Housing Authority Board, had a dream - of the community engaging in the developments of the LCHA and cleaning them up, starting come culture shift.  Mr. Willie King saw a connection between getting that dream into reality, and training a 5th Grade classroom he is mentoring about work, teamwork, and how to change a city.

So, on March 14 we had a Pizza Party at the Meadow Park Community Center and announced that in two weeks we would be returning to have a Dash For Trash, from 4:30-5:30.  

Clean Up, Clean Up!

Willie and Ms. Lollion talk about what we did here - and what we are going to keep doing!

Ms. Davis shares the changes from our last time on Anita Dr. until this week!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Voices of Children Banquet was, literally, Awesome!

We use the phrase, "You should have been there" often.  What a special evening.  The children of our community put on this incredible evening.  Elementary children, mostly, served the three courses to the 300 or so in attendance.  Children did all of the presenting, singing, performing and speaking for the evening.  

The children, with a little leadership and some loving kindness from caring adults showing them what could be, were incredible!  Let their voices ring, then the city will be different.

There were so many incredible moments - so we captured them on video so you could be there too.  

Our Keynote Address, "The city should be Different," Hannah Pettefer
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Here is her speech, reprinted in the American Press!

Don't watch this next one if you don't want to be moved...
This is a 5th Grader, and his address shares the incredible hope and help that changes lives when caring adults engage as a classroom mentor.  Watch and be ready to be moved.

Hero Song! #Wow
The 5th Grade at Kennedy Elementary honored their Hero - their Classroom Mentor, Mr. Willie King!
Listen as this incredible 5th Grader shares her appreciation to Willie
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You can also join in the conversation at our Facebook Page,  

Below are the pictures from the night, in timeline form.  Look in the background of the photo's of the tables and adults...and you'll see the Children, serving with smiles!  What a Night!








They Sang beautifully!  Congratulations, Ms. Woods - Volunteer of the Year for Homework Night!
Our Keynote Speaker! Her speech will be republished in the American Press



In nearly every photo...Children Serving!  RockOn!


A Child Hero - Gage Navarre!



Mayor Roach giving his response to the evening.  

The Children in the Closing Ceremony