The tragic statistics our communities suffer from, holds onto our children in its numbers. But, this community is destined to reverse its fate!
The Community Enrichment Program (CEP), directed by Kathryn
McKinney, is determined to alleviate the community of its projected failure, and replace it with its purposed future. The Rose Terrace Apartments, a HUD Community in Avondale, Arizona, was on the verge of losing its summer lunch program, due to lack of participation, when Mckinney stepped in, and began implementation of an eight week curriculum created to instill hope, service, and faith in the parents and children.
The CEP is a summer academic and activity based program that interweaves history, culture, discipline, manners, goal setting, higher education, and commitment throughout i
t’s curriculum. This program reaches an average of 50 students per day, providing lunch to its participants, and instruction in the week’s activities.
The curriculum is a conglomerate of Black and National Histories, focusing on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Emancipation Proclamation. It also focuses on Current Events, Careers, and Writing. Since the induction of this program, others have taken in some of the action! The Athletic Advantage Association, and the Phoenix Youth Football Association has added this site to their roster, with the inclusion of deeply discounted rates for our children. This CEP has also created a co-ed Performing Drill/Dance/Step team hosting acclaimed name, “The Southwest Show Steppers”. Some of the exceptional children of this site, have formed a Journalism Club, and will feature their own articles in their online newspaper for Children named, The New Black Citizen.
The CEP, is open to all children and is held each weekday, from 1-4 pm, at the Rose Terrace Activity Center in the urban area of Avondale, Arizona. Join Us!