CAT Kids

   BONNER CENTER COMMUNITY SITE  

CAT Kids: Change Through Art and Theater


Location
Jefferson Elementary
1400 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410  

Mission

Use art, theater, and culture to enhance after school tutoring.

Description

CAT Kids is an after school tutorial and enrichment program for students at Jefferson Elementary. Through the program we tutor and mentor children and also work with issues of social justice through art and theater projects. CAT stands for Change Through Art and Theatre.

Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 2:15-4:15

Activities 

Art Activities
Tutoring
Outside play

Goals

Reintroduce a theater aspect to the program. Create bonds with the students, allowing for relationships to build.  Enrich the lives of the students by giving them academic support as well as a creative outlet.  Retain volunteers from semester to semester.


Project Coordinators, 2013-2014
Jarret Knepper, Bonner Scholar
knepperjb@guilford.edu
Karlen Lambert, Bonner Scholar 
lambertkm@guilford.edu

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2013
This year so far we have doubled our number of 4th and 5th graders compared to the previous year.  We also had around 5-6 regular volunteers, allowing for more individual focus for each students.  Many new faces joined CAT Kids in the fall semester, we hope to retain the students we have gained. One struggle that we faced during the fall semester was balancing homework/tutoring time and art activity time.  Frequently, the students needed more than the allotted time to complete and have a solid understanding of their homework, leaving little to no time to begin an art project.  The project coordinators have considered devoting one of the afternoons solely to homework and the other to art projects. 


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CAMPUS SUPPORTER   
Club, team, etc

ACADEMIC SUPPORTER    
Faculty member

COMMUNITY SUPPORTER
Neighborhood, grassroots organization

ADVOCACY CHAMPION
Issues-based nonprofit

BUSINESS SUPPORTER  
Support from a business owner
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2014-2015 Important Texts and Resources
Content guidelines, style and format page
• Welcoming Greensboro Initiative   
Slideshow from American Friends Service Committee, Uniting NC, Bonner Center et al 
• Welcoming Greensboro Initiative, Full Report to the City
• Social Equity in the Triad 
from Piedmont Together
Bonner Center Facebook   
Look at links we’ve posted on poverty, social injustice, food insecurity, etc and see where they lead
High Impact 101
Understand what High Impact Practices mean
Visual Images

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