Merry March

February Update:

What a lovely morning we had! Today Ms. Jenn, with Wicked Tasteez Catering , served our kids a wonderful brunch. While the pancakes and waffles were being made, the kids started getting creative with the paint supplies Ms. Jenn bought. The kids immediately knew what they were going to draw: Big Miss Steak. Ms. Selina was asked to draw Donkey Kong and Squidward together. Then the kids started drawing their own Squidward’s. Ms. Sandra, Ms. Jenn and the teachers decided to join in to add some valentine’s paintings to the mix.
As the kids waited for their paintings to dry, Ms. Alicia and Ms. Ashley began serving the kids their brunch plates. Ms. Jenn set up a “build your own pancake/waffle bar” which included bananas, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, macadamia nuts, chocolate chips, marshmallows, caramel syrup, maple syrup, strawberry syrup, chocolate syrup, and whip cream. The kids had never had so many options before and went crazy topping off their pancakes and waffles!
After they finished eating, they painted a few more canvases. One kid grabbed the last canvas and in one minute he was finished painting. He showed everyone his piece of art and the other kids started playful giggling about how simple it was. The canvas was covered in black paint. In the middle of the canvas was a small white smile. The boy explained that there was deep meaning behind it. He said “Even in darkness, there can still be happiness”. Amen to that!
Thank you again to all our wonderful volunteers! It was so good to see how talkative the kids were with you all. We hope to see you next month at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives!