Buena Vista Arts Integrated kicks off K-Kids Program

Buena Vista Arts Integrated kicks off K-Kids Program
Posted on 04/28/2017
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Buena Vista Arts integrated Magnet School K-Kids is a new program started this year by two teachers, Mrs. Alexander and Mrs. Palacios, with the vision of building community and leadership skills in students.  K-Kids is sponsored by our local Montclair Kiwanis Club.  A retired OMSD teacher, Wanda Narsai, serves as the liaison to the Kiwanis parent club.  K-Kids is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership so that students accept differences and are empathetic to others.  Buena Vista feels that these core values in the Kiwanis program are important in building skills for the 21st Century.

Buena Vista K-Kids holds student officer led meetings twice a month that are focused on developing leadership skills and serving the community.   Community service projects this year include: singing and making cards for a local assisted living facility, making blankets for the dogs at the animal shelter, making decorations for the veteran's hospital, community clean up as well as other projects.  It is hoped that students will get out of their comfort zone and serve others.  OMSD is very proud of the kids and the impact they are making on our community.