As Lisa mentioned in this issue’s letter, summer at Rose Brooks Center is often filled with fun and laughter, much to the efforts of staff, volunteers, and partners who want to help create memories for the families living at Rose Brooks. Below are just a few examples of our summer fun so far.
Summer Reading is Fun! Kids earn credit and rewards by reading books, having a parent read to them and/or by attending a Wednesday afternoon reading circle with our Children’s Support Specialist. Ready, STEM, Go! On Tuesdays, the Kansas City Public Library facilitates a group STEM activity for everyone. A Time to Heal. One night each week support staff facilitate education and therapy groups. Lions, Baseball, and Concerts! Thanks to many of our community friends, such as the Kansas City Zoo, The Kansas City Royals, and Starlight Theatre, families enjoy all of the fun Kansas City has to offer throughout the summer.
P.S. We’ve had one outside day each week dedicated to water play and general silliness.
Wait there’s more!
Coming up on Thursday, August 4th, Rose Brooks Center will host their annual Field Day for families and staff. After missing a couple of years due to COVID, everyone is excited to see its return.
Taking place on Rose Brooks Center’s campus, families, staff and volunteers enjoy countless games, including a water balloon toss, sidewalk chalk and hula hoops, a golf ball spoon race, and much MORE. We round out the event with a summer-themed lunch and back-to-school activities where children receive backpacks and school supplies!