The Summer Food Program, also known as the Summer Meals Program, was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Now that school is out, our church has partnered with the Fond du Lac School District though the State of Wisconsin to provide free meals to kids and teens.
CHRISTIAN KARATE ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM
Although we will teach fun sports karate, this program is designed to help children of all ages overcome the negative impact of bullying. It teaches participants:
Awareness – How to identify predator behavior
Avoidance – Realistic ways to avoid being a target of bullying
Assertiveness – How to stop bullying behavior.
Research shows that bullying peaks in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades. The goal of this program is to minimize the effects of predatory behavior in grade school and middle school-aged children. This will be accomplished through role playing, small group discussions and empathy training.
VBS (Vacation Bible School)
VBS is a nationwide program many churches offer. The purpose is to incorporate themed activities that entertain kids with the chance to learn about God.
Vacation Bible School is an easy way to get kids involved in church while giving the child and parent the opportunity to meet the people within the church too.
Church membership is not required to participate and it's a laid back atmosphere.
Children attend around 3-4 hours each day. Vacation Bible School teachers are church staff as well as church members volunteering their time. Many of the church members helping out with VBS are parents too.