Chesapeake’s Kids

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The Chesapeake Youth Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Chesapeake’s Kids.  The mission of Chesapeake’s Kids is to foster a sharing of resources in order to enrich the lives of underprivileged children in Chesapeake.  Chesapeake’s Kids works with the city of Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Public School System to provide books, recreation equipment and musical instruments to children in our Title 1 schools.  Through our combined efforts, we hope to enrich the lives of both donors and recipients by providing a way for those who care about children to help those in need in our own community.  For more information; visit their website http://chesapeakeskids.com/. Click the picture below to see a slideshow.

 

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Early Education Small Business Mentorship Program 2014

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The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (SBDC) in partnership with Chesapeake R U Ready celebrated the graduation of 8 early childhood education centers on their completion of the Early Education Small Business Mentoring Program. The program is designed to assist childcare centers in improving profitability, increasing enrollment and adopting best business so that they can focus on providing high quality education.  The Chesapeake graduation was held on September 30 in South Norfolk. Ben White, Director of Chesapeake Economic Development, was the keynote speaker and explained the importance of early education to the economic vitality of Chesapeake. The eight childcare centers participating is this program saw an average increase of 16% in enrollment with more than 450 children impacted by these centers. Centers included Deep Creek Baptist Church Preschool, Great Things Christian Childcare, Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church Pre-School, Mt. Lebanon Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant Methodist Preschool, PROMOTE Family Preschool and Childcare, Milestones Child Development Center and Sandy’s Tender Care.

STEM Camps

Community Partners, such as the City of Chesapeake, Chesapeake Public Schools, The South Norfolk Civic League and the Chesapeake Technology Business Consortium have teamed up to offer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camps for children ages 3-18 at the Chesapeake Public Library, South Norfolk Branch, this summer.  100 children get an opportunity to ignite their brains while having fun during the summer for FREE!  Check out some photos:

 

Early Education Small Business Mentorship Program

SBDC_Chesapeake_EarlyEdGraduation092513-054-250x179The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (SBDC) in partnership with Chesapeake R U Ready celebrated the graduation of 8 early childhood education centers on their completion of the Early Education Small Business Mentoring Program. The program is designed to assist childcare centers in improving profitability, increasing enrollment and adopting best business so that they can focus on providing high quality education.  The Chesapeake graduation was held on September 25 in South Norfolk with a special visit from Mayor Alan Krasnoff. Steven Wright, Director of Chesapeake Economic Development, was the keynote speaker and explained the importance of early education to the economic vitality of Chesapeake. The eight childcare centers participating is this program saw an average increase of 13% in enrollment with more than 600 children impacted by these centers. Centers included Growing Station Preschool, Children’s Harbor, New Rose of Sharon Christian Learning Center, Centerville Baptist Preschool, A World of Children Preschool, Creative World and Western Branch Academy.