This holiday season our staff and students held their annual holiday party at the College Ready Communities program. Our middle and high school students had spent the days leading up to it decorating the center with lights, bows and garland all over.
One seventh grader said “Mr. Zach, we don’t have a Christmas tree but that’s okay because the center is decorated like one big tree!”
At the Art Center, elementary students ran off the bus and hurried to change into their pajamas get ready for the party.
Once the party started, students began to make snow globes and ornaments, while others held a cookie decorating contest. The students had pizza and other snacks anxiously awaiting everyone’s favorite part of the night…PRESANTS!
Presents for all the students donated by the many elves and friends of NeighborWorks through our #GivingTuesday campaign were wrapped and ready to go. Santa even stopped by himself to help hand them out.
Every year our staff works to put together fun party for our students to celebrate their year and achievements in our program. We would not be able to provide as much as we do without support from our partners, donors, and of course all the elves that help provide us gifts for our students.
For everyone who purchased a gift to share with the NWBRV kids, we wish to send you a GIANT thank you! You truly made the night for these children.
As a special thank you from the College Ready Communities program, we’d like to share with you this poem written in the shift notes by one of our youth staff.
Twas the Friday before Christmas, and all through C3
The walls we decorated for the holiday, but we’re missing a tree..
The Art Center kids came down for some fun,
Which turned into every teacher yelling, “DON’T RUN”,
Eric lost at Monopoly like a rookie,
While Greg went upstairs and burnt half the cookies.
Amanda and the kids made snow globes with glitter,
And Brittany kept an eagle eye on the ones who came with her.
Santa appeared and passed out the presents,
While Nwando and the cool kids made fun of the events.
Zach watched the chaos and stayed as long as he could
While Josh, Eben, and Xavier were up to no good.
We laughed and we cried and we screamed with delight.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
If you have any questions or want to enroll your child please contact Zach Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org 401-257-6219