I'm getting ready for the neighborhood garage sale to raise money to file my 501(c)3 nonprofit status! Our goal is $590. I'm selling a bunch of my toys! Please consider stopping by the Hampton Golf Village and swing by our place to support Super Science Kids' mission. I will be out Friday 8am-12noon and Sat 8am-2p.
Mr. Mark Wethington is the director for the Orphan Ministry. I met with him on Sunday to tell him a little bit about my mission. He was very interested in partnering with me. It was a pleasure to meet him! http://www.firstbaptistcumming.org/orphan-ministry-team/
On Friday, I had the opportunity to serve the kids that live in a shelter in Atlanta called My Sister's House, where only women and their children can stay. I organized a science fun day on Earth Day for the shelter. We had three stations to teach the kids about things that can hurt the environment and things that can help the environment. They had a chance to make a dragonfly craft. They were so creative. Some kids even put the dragonflies in their hair. We also had a station where they could create a pretend river and then put things in it that would pollute it such as plastic, fertilizer, or even golf balls. Our last station was a worm farm. They learned about what worms eat and how they survive. This was the most popular station. I think they enjoyed watching the worms and trying to figure out which end was the front. For the last hour, we had a build your own worm in the dirt dessert. I gave the kids science kits that I put together and one little girl wanted me to teach her how to use it. When she finished putting it together, she tried playing it and her face lit up! She was so excited that she could build something that made a sound. I had her write down her observations and she wrote: "I found out that this thingy can make a cool sound." It was an awesome experience!
We met with Attorney Robert Bexley at Starbucks to talk about our nonprofit. I really liked him. He was hilarious and kind. I feel that my heart is telling us to trust him and that he will lead us to the pathway of success. I'm so glad I got the answer correct about the percentage question. No one told me that there would be math involved! Heehee I didn't know what pro bono meant until today. But, I think it really means being generous enough to help others for free and from the goodness of your heart. I'm thankful for Mr. Bexley.
Today, I went to see Mrs. Shannon Kern, who is the Jesse's House Shelter & Volunteer Manager. She is such a nice and encouraging person. I love her energy. We talked about our activity night that we will be having at Jesse's House. SSK will be teaching the girls how to make slime. I'm very excited for them to experience it! I will be making science kits for them, too. It will be a fun event.
This morning I met with Mrs. Ashley Anderson who is the Founder and Director of SAFFT. SAFFT's mission is to protect children, rebuild families and support caregivers. They would like to partner with me in giving science fun to foster kids. They encouraged my idea. I'm very excited to work with them. They said that my nonprofit will help parents form a closer relationship with their children. It was a very fun experience. I will be doing a presentation in May for all the staff of SAFFT to tell them specifics of my nonprofit. I will also train the staff how to teach the science kits that I will make for 20 families so that they can do these during times of visitation.
(especially when they're at Georgia Tech)
I asked my friend, Mr. Jack Wood, if he could help me with teaching at shelters for me. I'm excited for him to join me in my mission. It will be an honor to work with him to inspire kids.
I had so much fun reading about the dragonfly cycle to the 2nd graders at RM Moore Elementary School today and teaching them how to make their own dragonflies. It's always fun to get kids excited about science. A big thank you to my mentor, Madison, and UERA (Upper Etowah River Alliance) for the opportunity!