The Summer Enrichment Program presents…

Playblogpost2“I’m bored!” is a phrase kids often repeat by this time of the summer. They have been out of school long enough to maybe miss it a little bit, and the family vacation is probably long passed. To help combat some of the summer boredom, the Day Treatment program of The Children’s Home offered a Summer Enrichment experience for youth in 6th through 12th grades. The Experience began on June 20th and runs through August 19th.

The focus of this year’s Experience was on character building, therapeutic education, and social skills development. The students enjoyed such topics as cooking, art, sports, photography, fitness, finance, gardening, and swimming. Friday field trips took them off campus to places such as Skate World, Badin Lake, Airbound Trampoline Park, Natural Science Center, and Celebration Station.

One of the most exciting activities of the summer was the Theater/Drama group. In this group, youth learned about being on stage, how to take direction, how to collaborate on a production, and what life is like as an actor. Now comes the exciting part when the end-of-summer production comes to the stage on August 19 and 20, 2016.

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10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse is a short comedy by Don Zolidis, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. The production will feature about 30 youth, and is directed by Cheri Van Loon. Cheri is the former Education Director of Twin City Stage, and currently works with Take the Lead NC.

The youth involved in the production include those served on campus through residential foster care, ReStart, and day treatment, and those from the community who receive services through community foster care and intensive in-home services.

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Join us for 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Friday, August 19, at 7:00 pm or Saturday, August 20, at 1:00 pm
Kingswood School Auditorium on the campus of The Children’s Home
Tickets are $5 per family, at the door

Come support our youth who have learned so much and worked so hard on this production. It’s a great ending to a wonderful summer!

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Actor and Winston-Salem native, Burgess Jenkins, spent an afternoon talking with the theater group about being a professional actor.