Kids on the Block is funded in part by:
Kids on the Block recently received a grant from the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness as part of the Mayors Healthy Hometown Movement min- grant program. This grant funds five Obesity programs plus pedometers for all students and staff attending the performances. These programs will be performed for Louisville area schools in the 2011-2012 school year. This is the third year KOB has received this grant. We are very excited to continue to receive funding for this initiative.
WHAS Annual Crusade for Children was a tremendous success, and Kids on the Block benefited by receiving a grant award of $2,000 used for four programs dealing with physical and mental challenges in district 5 area schools. Each school chose from seven different program topics to select the topic that best met the needs of the students in that particular school. We are delighted to receive this funding and to be able to serve children with special needs.
These programs served 1,306 students at Auburndale, Clarkson, and Smyrna Elementary schools in grades K-5th. Children were educated on topic such at Childhood Obesity, Bulling & School Safety and Self Esteem.
Kids on the Block recently received a grant from Kosair Charities in the amount of $1,200 which funds two Kids on the Block performances and teacher packets in the Louisville area. These educational puppet shows will be performed for Louisville schools during the upcoming school year. This is the third year that KOB has received this grant. This grant supports a KOB project goal to reach out to more populated areas around the state.
The Medical Center is an Adopt a Puppet Sponsor for our First Aid program for the 2011-2012 school year.