DAY 1 (December 20) | Jojo
DAY 1: Jojo started at Lincoln Street this fall after a long move from Texas. His adult was worried about how he would adjust after such a big move, and was concerned about how staff would react to his high energy. In just a few months at The Club, Jojo has become such an involved member and he's made so many friends! He absolutely loves being with the other first graders during homeroom, and his favorite spaces are the Gym and Games Room. Jojo comes into the Club every day with a smile and a story, ready to tell staff and his new friends all about it and to productively use all that after-school energy!
Thanks to donors like you, Monroe County kids like Jojo have access to the Club and all it offers. Thank you for giving!
DAY 4 (December 23) | Alex
DAY 4: Alex has been attending the Lincoln Street Club since he was old enough to become a member. In the past, Alex has struggled with socializing and participating in activities with others, as well as some social-behavioral issues. This year, Alex has really bonded with the teen staff and other teens at the Club. Staff have seen so much improvement in how he interacts with others since joining the teen program. Alex has started taking initiative to help others, and can usually be found helping to clean up, socializing with other teens or younger members or trying on new leadership roles. This year, Alex has become a great leader in the teen’s Carbon Monoxide event and their Lemon Drop candle business!
Thanks to donors like you, Monroe County kids like Alex have access to the Club and all it offers. Thank you for giving!
DAY 5 (December 24) | Jermaine
DAY 5: Jermaine loves to participate in Ferguson Crestmont's Cooking Club. In a recent session, they were making guacamole for the day. He said at the start of the program that he had never tried it before and that there was NO WAY he was going to eat it. While making the guacamole Jermaine worked so well together with his friends to chop the tomatoes and onions and to smash the avocados. While earlier he said he wasn't going to try it, Jermaine decided after all of his hard work and time with his friends that he should something new and eat it! Although (as you might be able to tell by his face) he didn't end up liking the guacamole, with the help of this Club program Jermaine was willing to venture out of his comfort zone to learn and try something new!
Thanks to donors like you, Monroe County kids like Jermaine have access to the Club and all it offers. Thank you for giving!
Now, Grace has been at Camp Rock for 16 whole summers! Her favorite part of Camp Rock is the community that camp creates--not just between staff and campers, but also including parents, families, alumni, and past staff members.
Without donors like you, Grace would not have been able to experience Camp Rock as a camper, or to go on to continue to want to give back to the Club as a staff member.
Thanks to donors like you, Monroe County kids like Grace have access to the Club and all it offers. Thank you for giving!
DAY 11 (December 30) | Miya
DAY 11: At the Ellettsville Club, members have the option to grab a snack as soon as they hop off the bus. On one particular day, one of the teens did not feel very well at lunch, so they decided to skip it. They started feeling much better by the time they got to the club, and were feeling very hungry upon arrival. The member asked staff if they could have additional snack, but before staff could even answer, Miya offered to give the hungry teen her snack that she brought from home. The Club works to teach our kids to be caring, and this small act of kindness helped blossom a wonderful friendship between Miya and her hungry peer, as their friendship blossomed within the teen program as the year has progressed.
Thanks to donors like you, Monroe County kids like Miya have access to the Club and all it offers. Thank you for giving!