K-Kids is worldwide organization that encourages learning leadership through service. A mission of K-Kids is to develop young leaders who are inspired to change the world around them in a myriad of ways. At L.O. Kimberly, the K-Kids chapter illustrated this mission as they recently planted flowers around the school. With assistance from Kimberly’s Media Specialist, Mr. Jolly, and members of the Metro Atlanta Kiwanis Club, the Kimberly K-Kids donated their time and energy to add to the beauty of Kimberly Elementary School.
“The students had permission slips signed by their parents to participate in this activity of digging and planting flowers in the front of our school building,” said faculty sponsor, Mr. Jolly. “This is the first area of our school people see as they park in the parking lot, and we wanted to do our part to make sure Kimberly is a place we are proud to call home.”
Despite the stench of the manure in the mulch and a few screams of surprise as students found worms in the dirt, the K-Kids were all smiles as they participated in the flower planting community service activity.
“I enjoyed participating in this activity,” explained Jaxson S., a 5th grade K-Kids member. “Despite the stinky mulch, I was glad to be a part of something to help make our school more pleasing to the eye.”
In addition to participating in the community service activity, each student was given a pin to commemorate their membership in Kimberly’s K-Kids organization. Kimberly has been a part of the K-Kids organization for almost 10 years. In addition to encouraging students to become active in their community, K-Kids sponsors contests to promote other important lifelong skills such as speaking, writing, organization, leadership and artistic ability.