Summer Intern Needs
1 - 2 days a week
10:00am to 1:30pm
Lunch program runs for 9 weeks, June 10 - August 9
Ages of kids - around 3yrs to 15 yrs
Plan and implement thoughtful activities, games and lessons to teach life and social skills as well as build meaningful relationships. Manage behavior.
Enlist and direct volunteer community members to assist in food pickup, running activities and general assistance.
Plan arts/crafts based on stem activities
Activities based on teamwork and building social skills
Lunch - manners, nutrition
Partner with Farmers Food Share for free produce markets
Big challenges: managing behavior, enlisting volunteer help, managing volunteers
Student’s biggest needs: Healthy food, getting along with others, controlling anger, following instructions
Summer of 2019 will be the fourth year of Feeding Kids Cleveland County’s summer lunch program. The lunches are provided by Cleveland County Schools’ free summer lunch program, which is available for any child 18 years and under. The location is provided by Hope Community Church, which is easily accessible to a high need area directly surrounding the church. Feeding Kids Cleveland County and Hope Community Church partner together to run the program. Together, both organizations work to enlist volunteers to teach lessons, plan and run activities, pick up food from the school, and distribute lunches to the children.
It is difficult to get consistent volunteers throughout the summer. Interns will help with this issue. For many of the children attending summer lunches, their situations are constantly changing. Most of the neighborhood kids come to the summer program without an adult or supervision. Consistency of interns will help in building trust and relationship with the kids.