"Teaching Teens and Pre-Teens to Value Work,
Value their Community and to Value Their Future"
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Kids In Motion sponsors several special events throughout the year to reinforce and promote the organization's mission. Past events include:

Take Pride In Yourself Day - This event is co-sponsored with the PYRFEECT organization, and stresses the importance of good hygiene (particularly related to an employment setting) and is designed to increase the self-worth and esteem of each participant.

Offender's Offering Alternatives Day - This is a very powerful field trip taken to the Moberly Correctional Center. Chosen inmates share their stories and talk to participants about the reality of "actions have consequences."

College Day - Co-sponsored by Hannibal-LaGrange College, Moberly Area Community College, Advanced Beauty College and Hannibal Career & Technical Center - This event encourages youth to begin thinking about continuing education options for their future.

Career Day - This is a "traveling" day where participants go to a number of different businesses and talk to various people about their respective careers and what they do for a living. This will encourage participants to begin thinking about their own future career choices.

Life Skills Classes - Held several times throughout the summer, focusing on things such as money management, work ethic, job preparedness, interviewing skills, etc.

Babysitter's Training & Certification through the American Red Cross - Participants learn valuable skills in regards to properly caring for a child. Training includes how to feed and diaper a baby, first aide, CPR, etc.

KIM Principles Photo Scavenger Hunt - Hosted and sponsored by Hannibal Arts Council. Participants are divided into teams and are given a list of concepts that they are to capture
on film. The list includes principles that coincide with the KIM Mission Statement. Examples include: someone working for a living, someone being responsible, someone learning or educating themselves, someone taking pride in themselves, etc.

"The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Dept. worked with Kids In Motion program last year.
They did an excellent job assisting with the cleanup of many parks. The outcome was
easy to see, a nice clean park environment for the residents and the tourists to enjoy.
However, at the same time, each child was developing a strong work ethic and becoming
a responsible, self confident adult while learning to value a hard day's work and to value their community."

Andy Dorian
Hannibal Parks & Recreation Director

 
     
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Amy Vaughn, Kids In Motion Program Director
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