It’s an exciting new year at My Kid’s Club – new faces and new challenges as we work our way back from the pandemic. We know you join us in our belief that all youth in Johnston County deserve opportunities to achieve their potential as responsible, caring citizens.
Every day at My Kid’s Club we see the ongoing effects of the pandemic on children living in poverty. We see it in Malik, a sweet seven-year-old who remains unsure about his reading skills after many months of remote learning. We see it in 10-year-old Jessica when she has a hard time working collaboratively with her friends on a science project. And we see it in John, a formerly outgoing fifth grader whose family financial stress has caused him to withdraw from games and activities he used to love.
Thanks to supporters like you, My Kid’s Club remains a consistent and stabilizing presence for Malik, Jessica, John and the rest of the children who spend afternoons and summers with us. For 16 years the Club has promoted academic success, health education and positive character development – all critical outcomes that make it possible for our youth to achieve their goals. We are proud to say:
- More than 100 kids are enrolled in our afterschool programs at the Selma and Smithfield Clubs;
- We are responding to pandemic learning loss, especially in our elementary age students, by tightening our focus on enhancing literacy and math skills through online tracking;
- Together with Johnston Health and Healthquest we have launched a weekly Healthy Kids fitness program to help our Club members fight pandemic-related obesity;
- Most importantly, we provide a safe place for our underserved youth to go after school and over the summer to continue to learn and grow.
We invite you to join us in helping prepare our community’s next generation for the challenges ahead by contributing to the My Kid’s Club 2022 Annual Fund campaign running March 15 through May 15. Now and in the future, we rely on Annual Fund gifts to provide the environment in which our children thrive.
There is no better investment we can make than in our future.
Sincerely and with thanks,
My Kid’s Club Board of Directors
P.S. Don’t forget all gifts to the MKC Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible!