February is an amazing holiday within a holiday. It’s a time to celebrate love when we’re also celebrating the numerous contributions of Black Americans from the past and the present during Black History Month. Our Club members, and staff, have been busy spreading love and learning about Black history throughout this month by participating in several fun and meaningful activities.
To kick off the month, we did one of our favorite things; decorate! Our Pier Clubhouse designed a “bunch of sweethearts” themed wall and our Johnsonville Clubhouse decorated all their classroom doors to resemble giant Valentine cards. In addition, our Teens created and sent Virtual Valentines to kids at St. Judes and made tie blankets for those in the area who may need them, our Chegwin Clubhouse put a lot of love into a very special secret project for St. Frances nursing home, and also sent special Valentine placemats to Grancare nursing home. Such wonderful ways to not only spread love, but to teach our youth to care for others in our community and beyond.
In celebration of Black History Month, our teens learned about black influential figures while completing some beautiful coloring pages. They also had fun decorating the Teen Center windows with quotes from Black history icons. Our Chegwin Club members celebrated diversity with a large banner they created by using their handprints to frame a famous quote by Nelson Mandela: “It is in your hands to make of our world a better place for all.”