Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Summer Fun at CAP

We had an amazing summer at CAP!  Our program ran from July 8th - August 1st.  With over 50 students involved, this was our biggest summer yet!  Our theme this year was "Can You TennesSEE Me?".  We learned all about Tennessee as well as taking several fieldtrips throughout our area.  We visited the Nissan Plant where we were able to see how they make a car, toured the TN Sports Hall of Fame, and took weekly trips to the YMCA where we learned how to swim.  It was a busy, active, and fun-filled summer! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

2013 Fall Fundraiser

Children Are People, Inc.
Invites you to a Friend and Fundraising Event
Under the Tuscan Sun II
Saturday, September 21
6:00 to 10:00 in the evening
Hendersonville Expo Center
90 Volunteer Drive
Enjoy a fine Italian Buffet, silent auction,
dancing, and live music  featuring
The Garage Band Revival
Casual Attire                        Open Bar                      $50.00 per person
Tickets available ONLINE  and at
Gallatin & Hendersonville Volunteer State Bank locations.  

2012 & 2013 Readers' Choice Best Non-Profit in Sumner County
as voted by the readers of the Gallatin News Examiner & The Hendersonville Star News
All proceeds directly benefit the programs at CAP.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

CAP Kids make "Harlem Shake" Video

On a beautiful spring day in April several CAP students transformed into butterflies, Santa, a court jester, a cow and many more often characters to prepare themselves for their debut in the CAP "Harlem Shake" video.  With the help and direction of Dee Kimbrell and Stacey Flowers, the students jumped and danced with joy.  The final result (and it IS Oscar worthy) can be seen by visiting YouTube.  We hope you will watch it and enjoy! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2013

Last week we celebrated Volunteer Appreciation Week at CAP and we had a wonderful time.  We have so many amazing volunteers and they are the backbone of our organization. 

We started the week with decorating our halls complete with posters, balloons, and streamers.  On Thursday we had our 1st Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.  There were over 25 in attendance and Mr. Bailey was present to inspire all of us with his words and motivation. 

Each week we have volunteers arrive at CAP to help with classroom management, meal preparation, cleaning duties, fieldtrips, arts/crafts, tutoring, and writing lesson plans.  Many of them volunteer several hours per week, helping Mr. Bailey carry through with his mission at CAP.  So, THANK YOU! Thank you for being so generous with your time.  Thank you for being so kind with your words.  Thank you for being so available for our kids!  Although it may not always be evident at this exact moment, our volunteers are having a HUGE impact that will last a lifetime.  Thank you, CAP Volunteers!! You ROCK!

I also want to say a big thank you to the following people/businesses who helped make our "Swag Bags" extra special. 

Maggie Moo's of Hendersonville
Chick-fil-a of Hendersonville
Laura Miller with Dove Chocolate
Tanya McPherson with Little One's N Reruns
Linda Anderson Cline with Partylite
Tony Milliken with MyTown
Brittney Watkins with Scentsy
Hope Blackman with Stella & Dot 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CAP Kids Have Some Hands On Fun

Last week, the K-5th grade classrooms attended the Science and Math Expo at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.  First, let me say, these kids had a blast!  There were numerous exhibits set up throughout various classrooms full of hands-on activities.  We were able to not only learn something but we were also able to have a great time learning about science. When we can touch and use our hands, we are able to retain so much more than just sitting behind a desk.   

Just a few activities we got to participate in while at the Expo were learning how important it is to wash our hands, how to make a mold from our teeth, view the inside of real livers and kidneys, play in wet sand, and play "Operation" on a life-size game with life-size bones.  These were only a few of the amazing experiences we had the opportunity to enjoy at the Science and Math Expo.  Thank you, Volunteer State Community College for offering such a wonderful event for our community!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Titanic Project completed by Children Are People student, Brandon Stacey

Australian billionaires are not the only ones interested in rebuilding the famous ocean liner, RMS Titanic.  Last week, Brandon Stacey finished an individualized project of designing and building a model of the luxury ocean liner from recycled materials.  Brandon is a 6th grade student at Children Are People, Inc.  a non-profit after school program in Gallatin, TN.
Brandon developed a fascination with the story of the Titanic after seeing his cousin perform in the Circle Players 100 year celebration performance at TPAC in 2012.  After seeing Brandon’s passion for the subject,  an individualized project was developed for him that incorporated reading, history, science, mathematics, physics, current events and art all centered around the topic of the RMS Titanic. 
When asked about the Australian Titanic II project, Brandon replied, “I sure hope they learn from the first Titanic’s mistakes!”  One thing is certain, Brandon Stacey sure has!
Submitted by Dee Kimbrell, CAP Reading and Related Studies Coordinator