As spring arrives, Full Circles Foundation Lexington is gearing up for summer! We getting ready to hire two new Summer Fellows and are preparing our spring fundraiser, which will be held at Lexington’s Orange Leaf. While supporters chow on tasty frozen yogurt, FCF Program Leaders, Summer Fellows, and volunteers will be on location spreading the importance of our three goals: supporting girls’ personal health and wellness, building girls’ skills and confidence as community change-agents, and fostering girls’ appreciation for the interdependence of life on earth.
We have also been hard at work recruiting future camp participants, by meeting with guidance counselors and social workers from local middle schools. We recently found out that at least 8 campers from last summer will be joking us for our second year, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are working on developing a mentor/mentee program in which campers from last year assist in guiding new campers through FCF’s Strong Camps.
Also in the works are some awesome summer workshops for our campers. We are teaming with our partner middle school–Lexington Traditional Magnet School–to develop a small community garden located in the courtyard of the school. The lead ceramics professor from Transylvania University is currently developing a ceramics project for our campers that revolves around our three themes: Strong Self, Strong Neighbor, and Strong Home. During the project, the campers will have access to the university’s ceramics studio. We will also be implementing a new body image program this year, partially developed by a Ohio State masters in nutrition student. We would love to hear of any workshop ideas from the community as well. Just send them our way!
Needless to say, the staff at Full Circles Foundation Lexington are itching for summer to arrive!