Youth Can -Building a Strong
Community, a summer camp coordinated by Sharing The Love Foundation of Forney
and supported by The Environmental Co-op was a great success!... Together we presented 5
weeks of fun and hands on program. This was the third year of our partnership.
'The goal for this youth program is to ‘empower’ the students with the skills set of leadership to allow them to leave their own unique mark on the world. We believe we have a bright future as we have met many students this program can help to excel in the classroom and also give back to their community', said our Education Director Neli Spurrell.
Kaufman County Agrilife Extension Office &
4-H Program did an excellent job presenting the "You are what
you eat" and "Energy" programs.
City Bank of Forney coordinated " Show me the money" program, their team
Tisha, Marcie and Jennifer together with Renee Word and Lisa Nalls (Agrilife) did a great program teaching the kids all about what is money for and how to save money for their future. For
that week we also went to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, located in
Fort Worth. The Western Currency Facility (WCF) Public Tour and Visitor
Center was a great place to learn about U.S. currency and the history of
The "Environmental Week" the Co-op coordinate the programs about the importance of recycling and not
littering the environment and the magic of bugs and butterflies at Nataty's
Butterfly Sanctuary!... We also visited the John Bunker
Sands Wetlands Center and learned with their amazing educators everything about native
wildlife and the importance of the wetlands ecosystems and visited the Perot Museum in Dallas to see all about Dinosaurs, Energy and Health. Amazing places!
The week of "I believe I can
fly", the children visited the Dallas Flight Museum and the Mesquite
Airport to learn all about the history of aviation and airplanes as well as different roles and professions in the industry with their veterans and pilots.
Young Ambassadors from Forney ISD
High Schools Kelsey, Jisela, Savannah, Nick, Allen, Deja,
Catlin and Courtney who were the camp leaders, you are an amazing example for any youth out there! Thank you!
Also our thanks to Eddie Dean's,
Ridgecrest Health Care and Rehab Center and to Angel Care Home Health who
sponsored the lunches; Randal Noe for allowing us to enjoy their Butterfly
Sanctuary; Forney's Fire Chief Townsend and New Life Baptist Church in Crandall for hosting some of the workshops.
'We celebrated the end of this year's camp with a fabulous picnic in Sunnyvale. The kids had a great time playing at the park and wrapping up all the lessons they've learned this year. They also had the opportunity to thank some of their sponsors and donate the canned goods that they have collected over the course of the summer. This program was a successful way to build a long term partnership between our organizations' said Marion Stewart, Sharing the Love Foundation Executive Director.
If you would like to support our education programs, contact us at 972-524-0007 or go to www.trashbusters.org and click "Donate". To volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
YES, YOUTH CAN!