Monday, September 29, 2014

Youth Learn About the Life of a Veterinarian During Recent Que Kidz Dayz Saturday Session

By Bro. Kevin Greenwood

Que Kidz youth enjoy a healthy meal
The Que Kidz event on Saturday, September 20th was a success as there were a total of 15 students that took part in the Social Action Program.  Several of the Que Kidz Committee Brothers exhibited UPLIFT by generously donating several games of Scrabble, Junior Scrabble and Memory. All in all this may have been one of the most exciting programs we have had this year due to the overwhelming participation of the students..

The morning started with a nutritious breakfast of turkey sausage, waffles, fruit and milk, while the Brothers engaged the students in conversations regarding current events and world topics. Once breakfast was complete we arranged the students up in groups of four to participate in several games of Scrabble. Not only did the kids exhibit enthusiasm while formulating words, they also displayed their math skills by managing their own score cards, which required multiplication and addition. The games forced each child to use their own creativity and many were surprised at how well they performed. At first the Brothers were not sure if the kids would be excited about spelling words, but our kids are exceptional and they enjoyed every minute of it! This goes to show that learning can be fun and exciting!
Bro. Greenwood with kids

The second activity consisted of basic soccer drills and fundamentals. There were several Brothers who were soccer aficionados in their younger years and they led a very thrilling clinic for the kids. The kids received roughly sixty minutes of exercise, which is consistent with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative. Although time didn’t permit a full scrimmage game, the kids still had a great time learning how to dribble, pass and move through obstacle courses with the balls. Our next Que Kidz Days health activity will be an extension of Saturday’s event, which will consist of a soccer scrimmage and a continuation of the drills and activities.

Gamma Pi Chapter’s very own veterinarian, Dr. Harrison Foy, surprised all of us by stopping through after one of his last animal visits for the day. He allowed the kids to board his state of the art mobile Veterinarian office, spoke to every child about animal health and offered words of inspiration. Many of the kids were excited about the surprise visit and there was at least one that kid that mentioned he wanted to be a Veterinarian just like Dr. Foy.

Bro. Damion Goins watches over free play

Before lunch started, we gave each student a lesson in hygiene by showing them how to properly wash their hands before meals. We discussed the importance of cleaning properly and how that will prevent germs that cause common colds and illness.

Lunch consisted of fresh, homemade vegetable soup and tasty tuna fish sandwiches prepared by our culinary wonder, Bro Darryl Thompson. During lunch the kids gave feedback of their experience for the day and the sentiment was extremely positive.

To cap off the day the students were able to memorize the first four lines of one of our beloved fraternity poems, See It Through by Edgar Albert Guest.

Overall, our kids learned about soccer, Scrabble, hygiene, animal care and how to continue to persevere “when you are up against a trouble”. Photos and video clips by Bro. David White

Man that food sure was good!
Below are a couple video clips:

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