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The Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene is pleased to announce that our blog is moving to our own domain! To keep up to date with the Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene, CLICK HERE!

CDA4Kids – Before & After School Program doing GREAT things in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The framework for CDA4Kids began years ago when teachers from Borah Elementary recognized that their students needed more educational support in order to succeed.

For various reasons, students were coming to school hours before the bell rang, and many did not have the support at home regarding homework assistance.

For that reason, six years ago “Homework House” and “Wake Up and Read” were supported with a $500 grant from The Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene.

Building on the success of the programs, a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant was awarded to expand the programs to Hayden Elementary (which became Atlas).  With that grant, support from the community, and thanks to the dedication of the staff, the programs are now in 6 schools throughout the district.

What is CDA4Kids?

CDA4Kids exists to provide enrichment activities and academic support in a safe and inspiring environment.

Enrichment Activities:

CDA4Kids want kids to experience the beauty of life!  Enrichment activities have included: arts, music, crafts, sports, ecology, citizenship, cooking, drama, gardening, culture ,and much more!  They are only limited by their own creativity and volunteer base.

Academic Enrichment:

CDA4Kids want to help kids be succesful in reading, language arts, math, and science.  Their goal is to provide academic enrichment activities that will excite students and inspire them to reach their academic potential.  Presently, the data shows that students that participate in experiential based, enrichment programs achieve greater gains in standardized testing.

Get involved!

CDA4Kids needs volunteers to…
read with kids and tutor, share a hobby, supervise activities, raise funds, be a friend, coach, cheerleader or grandparent, and much, much more!

311 N. 10th
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814

Lauria Fenn at 208-664-8241 ext. 253

Project Health Annual Book Sale – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Panhandle Public Health Foundation is having their annual book sale on February 11th and 12th, 2010, starting at 9:00 a.m. and going until 4:30 p.m.

Previous years have been very successful and all proceeds will benefit public health projects in the five northern counties.

The event will be at the Panhandle Health District Building at 8500 N. Atlas Road in Hayden, Idaho.

Here is a map to the event:

Come and see the hundreds of used books, CDs, records and movies at bargain prices!

For more information, see the flier below:

Breakfast benefit to battle poverty in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

On Thursday, February 4, 2010, starting at 7:00 a.m., St. Pius will be hosting a “Poverty Breakfast” in effort to ease local poverty and bring awareness about local agencies that provide relief and protect human rights.  The event will take place in the St. Pius X Auditorium at 625 E. Haycraft Avenue in Coeur d’Alene.

Tickets are $15 each.  For more information, please see the flier below:

2010 Project Homeless Connect

This year Project Homeless Connect will be Thursday, January 28th from 10 am to 2 pm out at the Idaho National Guard Armory on Seltice.

If you are a professional who would like to serve individuals in our community, or are homeless yourself and find yourself in need, please consider getting involved.  Past years have been very successful!

See the attached flier for more infomation…

Student of the Month, January 2010: Mason Shaw

Mason Shaw is a senior at Lake City High School and one of four National Merit Semi-finalists.  A top scholar with a 4.2 cumulative grade point, Mason has taken most of his school’s advanced level courses, including placement and IB.  National Honor Society, Academic All American, and academic lettering all attest to his academic success at LCHS.

Mason will be attending Stanford University as he has recently signed a letter of intent to swim.  An outstanding swimmer, Mason was selected as Swimmer of the Year in North Idaho 2007 and 2008 and was a 2008 Olympic trail qualifier, along with Inland Empire Swimmer of the Year in 2008.  A two-time state record holder and three-time state champion; Mason is also the 400 yard individual medley junior national champion and meet record holder.  He has been a member of the LCHS swim team and captain of the Spokane area swim team.

Mason has also been a member of Boy Scouts through his junior year in high school.

While attending Stanford, Mason plans to major in Materials Science.

Congratulations, Mason!  The Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene is proud of your success and looks forward to hearing good thing about your future!