We believe that when a community is healthy, it provides the atmosphere to foster a family’s success and that when families are successful and resilient, communities have a better chance of staying healthy. That’s why we gear as many of our activities as possible towards youth and families and building their resiliency to be successful.
As cliche as it may sound, we believe it does “take a village” for young people to grow up to be successful adults. While Covington has some great schools and teachers, we know they can’t do it all. Nor should they.
For nearly 40 years, we have helped Covington kids see themselves as leaders who can positively influence their community.
What do we offer?
BLOCK (Born Leaders of Covington, Kentucky) for 4th and 5th graders
We believe that learning from elders holds a lot of value so we have the BLOCK kids learn about Covington neighborhoods from the people that actually live in them. They then work together to plan and finish a neighborhood project that helps them practice skills they need later in life like working together on a team and talking in front of groups of people.
Mind, Body, and Soul Summer Camp
Participants learn teamwork and cooperative skills through fun and interactive activities. Lunch is provided and the Camp is free.
Around the World Event
In partnership with the World Affairs Council, we invite families to join us, virtually, 4 Saturdays in August as we dive into the diverse culinary world and learn about different countries. Each event will have a presentation from a global guide (an international professional or student in our area) and a local chef. Participants will also get to create an art project respective of each country as well as receiving a Culture Box with international snacks inside.
We host family-friendly activities regularly where participants can create, connect, and collaborate! Follow our Facebook page for events and programs here.
Why does it matter?
Our kids have the potential to be leaders today so we make sure they know how to use those skills in a positive way that makes Covington a great place for people of all ages. They have a lot to add to Covington’s story. In fact, here is just one way they have told Covington’s story this year: CovingtonStoryProject
What can you do?
Get to know a young person in your neighborhood
Volunteer to take a BLOCK group on a neighborhood tour (Contact Jameela Salaah)