From the Heart Teen Fashion Festival is Saturday, February 9th
STUDENTS — earn community service hours!
Call or text Karen Clawson at 595.0077 to learn more or just come to the event. All students will earn two hours for attending; plus you can earn more hours by donating a book for a child in need: Three hardcover books or five soft covers equal one hour of community service.
Click on poster below to view the video made by students!
Special thanks to the three event co-chairs: Jessica Cederquist, Barron Collier High; Patrick Clawson, Gulf Coast High; event photographer Caitlin Vaughan, Barron Collier High; Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology graphic designer, Rene Pastir, video editor, Agustin Huambachano, and PR Team, Alondra Toribio, Alexandra Almora, Miriam Romero, and Nini Antunzes. Also, thank you to Danielle Verduchi, FGCU; and all the students at LWIT who helped create and produce the videos!
5th “Kids Celebrate Reading” Book Fair on Saturday, February 23rd, noon – 3 pm at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Waterside Shops, Naples
Members of our Teen Advisory Team will once again host lots of fun activities for children as they meet guest authors then become young authors themselves!
** Guest author is Lisa Trebilcock of “N is for Naples”!
Publisher Naren Aryal of Mascot Books will also be on hand with lots of tips for aspiring writers of ALL ages!
Fun’raising Stations for Children:
* Face Painting * Scavenger Hunt * Guest Author Presentation * Prizes * Book Signing * Children Write Stories * Plus have their photo taken too!
* RAFFLE – Two Baskets of Books *
Make a positive impact on your community by volunteering, joining our Student Advisory Team, serving in leadership roles or become a spokesperson for K is for Kids.
To get started, sign up by emailing Karen@KisforKids.org, calling 239.596.KIDS or texting/calling 239.595.0077. Don’t forget to provide your full name and email.
High school students earn important community service hours for high school and college. FGCU college students earn service learning hours needed to graduate.
STEPS FOR COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
(1) Get the Collier Schools Community Service Form from your guidance office OR click link below to download PDF and print. NOTE: If volunteering through National Honor Society or DECA, you may skip this step.
(2) You, your parent/guardian (if you’re under 18) and a K is for Kids’ representative must sign the form.
(3) Turn the form in to your guidance counselor or office; or scan and email to them.
(4) ALL VOLUNTEERS:
All volunteers will complete a brief survey at orientation so K is for Kids may provide the best volunteering opportunity matching your skills and interests.
All volunteers must complete the Media Release Form. If you are not a student volunteering through a school organization and you are under 18 years of age, you must have your parent/guardian sign the form. Click link below to download, print and complete, or call 239.596.KIDS to have a form sent to you.
FGCU COLLEGE STUDENT VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS
K is for Kids is an Service Learning agent/organization approved by FGCU. Each semester we also post internships. Contact your service learning department at 239.590.7015.
Enrich children’s lives one book at a time.
Help us raise books for children: A book is a powerful gift that keeps on giving. Spread the power.
Think outside the box.
We encourage teens to be creative with all things “K is for Kids!” by participating in all aspects of marketing and project planning, from designing t-shirts (above, Haylee is wearing the 2009-10 K is for Kids® t-shirt she designed), posters and flyers to brainstorming campaign ideas and slogans for presentations and PSAs (public service announcements), promotions and press releases, and in social media posts and tweets.
Teens get to explore their talents and learn how they can apply those skills to help others in the community, whether it’s photography (check out Madisyn’s photo gallery on the home page) or a fashion show, face painting or fact finding, baking or brainstorming.
Create learn-and-play fun, literally, for younger children!
Do you like reading and working with younger children? Teens deliver new books for children, and participate in special story times. Afterward, the spend time with the youngsters, helping them talk about and draw pictures of the stories they’ve heard.
During our K is for Kids® Bring a Book, Bring a Friend® for Children’s Literacy Month we sponsor FUN’RAISERS throughout February and teens get busy with many activities. We bring books, authors and the power of reading to children throughout Collier County and our fun’raisers offer many FREE FUN events that the teens come up with!
K is for Kids® values the time and ideas our teens donate.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Sign up today, and bring a friend.
call 239.596.KIDS (5437).
TEEN ADVISORY TEAM MEETINGS
Several times a year, gather with other teens and listen to guest speakers who appear to share their life and career experiences. Tell us where you stand and what you hope to accomplish.
Whether you love the arts or the sciences….
Whether you have an interest in the visual, performing, or language arts, or prefer building, science or sociology, develop your skills, experiment with your interests, try out different ways of communicating and applying your ideas amongst your peers, with a mentor, or helping younger children.
Are you destined to stand out in your career?
K is for Kids® spokespersons learn how to feel more at ease in front of the camera and/or in front of the crowd while promoting our cause: books for kids! If your future career — whether it be sports, law, public relations, community activism, etc., means a reporter might be thrusting a mike towards you, whether in the field or in the courts, learn to speak up and be heard while helping other children in your community.
Do words flow easier on paper for you?
Write slogans, press releases, blogs and op-eds (opinion-editorial). Our teens also videotape K is for Kids® PSAs (Public Service Announcements) and other short video clips – 30-sec., 1-min., 3-min. promoting our cause, books for kids! The teens share their own messages.
Want to learn the basics of ‘business?’
Do you want an intro to the bare bones of business? From life plans, mission statements and strategic planning, helping us plan projects and seeing them though will show you how actions, both small and large, can have a significant impact on our cause.