Friday, July 5, 2019

Children’s Rap Session


The Children’s Rap Session is a part of Dove, Inc.’s Homeward Bound program and provides homeless and formerly homeless youth (age seven and up) the chance to partake in a positive and structured learning environment—discussing topics such as safety, peer pressure, problem solving, goal setting, critical thinking, self-esteem, life skills, as well as an opportunity to express their feelings. With each session, the children watch a video, have a discussion, and/or complete an activity that addresses that session’s topic. Daciena Simmons is the Children’s Specialist for Homeward Bound and she not only leads these weekly sessions, but also provides one-on-one services to the children in the program, offering family counseling (intervention as needed) and is an advocate for Homeward Bound children within the school system, too. Currently, Daciena is in need of supplies to go along with her weekly lesson plans for the Rap Sessions. The following items needed are: Pencils, Paper, Paint, Paint Brushes, Colored Pencils, Glue Gun, Scissors, Clay, Planting Seeds, Small Flower Pots, and Yarn (various colors). Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at Homeward Bound.
Caitlin Cannon 

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