Saturday, we had the pleasure of taking part in the Hamilton County Schools Better Together District-wide Day of Service. Our kids and parents helped East Lake Elementary prepare for the upcoming school year. Our Inventure and Kidstarter kids mulched the playgrounds, arranged shelving for books and other materials, created welcome back signs, sort and arrange clothing, and cleaned desks.
Not only did our kids take part, but their parents did too! A special thanks to Mrs. Norris, Ms. Houston, Mrs.Yancey, Mrs. Lewis, and Mrs. Fifer for being role models for our kids, and great examples of working hard for your community.
Chattanooga Audubon Society welcomed our programs to participate in a 7-hour volunteer opportunity. Our kids attended the nature-focused adventures of outdoor practices as mentors. They also learned the history of the oldest land in Chattanooga, as well as the native history of the land. Our youth also participated in a combination of activities including races, team games, swimming, and touring the swinging bridge. A special thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Norris for taking a day off from their jobs to make sure our Scenic City Angels were taken care of.
Our Kidstarters and Learn and Earn kids attended McDonald’s Hwy 58 location to discuss dress codes in schools, church, restaurants, workplace, and volunteering. General Manager, Jessica, gave a great lesson about dress codes in her workplace and the consequences and health & safety concerns that come with it. She even offered our 15 & up youth a job on the spot! As we continue to build our resumes, this was an important lesson to learn as to it is important to present well during interviews. This session was very rewarding for our kids, and it just goes to show that everywhere you go there is an opportunity to build a relationship and learn. We are looking for to participating in the McDonald Carnival…coming soon!
Message From Latoya Williams, SCA Project Manager:
I hope everyone had a relaxed and enjoyable holiday! First, I would like to thank all the seniors who participated in our program, and provided opportunities for our youth. As our Summer for Seniors Project continues, we will be delivering fresh vegetables, water, juice, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and even homemade dinners to show appreciation for seniors who served in the military, teachers, nurses, mentors, and role models. We are so thankful for you all! No senior is left out! Why? Because without you there would be no us!
These were the most requested vegetables from our seniors:
● Sweet potatoes – a great source of antioxidants and diabetic-friendly vegetable
● Okra – a good source of magnesium, and helps lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.
● Cabbage – helps lower cholesterol and keeps the stomach lining and intestines strong
● Squash “Summer Squash” – a great source of vitamins A, B6, and C. Also high in potassium
Meet Andre. Andre has been a part of our Scenic City Angel Programs for some years and recently graduated to our Learn and Earn Program. Andre, this weekend, had back-to-back performances as Simba in the Lion King! Through his participation in our Learn and Earn Program, he has learned all the confidence he needs to be on stage. Keep a look out for this future star!