I am working on writing a brochure or fact sheet that we can give to school principals and other administrators to tell them about Crossroads Kids Club and answer questions they might have. I have listed seven questions that they may have and written an answer for each one. In the interest of keeping my blog posts short, I will paste the first two questions and answers into this post and add the others in the days to come. I would be grateful for any feedback on the content of this brochure as well as suggestions of what other questions administrators might have.
Information for Public School Administrators
Crossroads Kids Club is a recognized 501©(3) not-for-profit organization providing program materials and support to churches wishing to implement after-school, faith-based clubs inside of public elementary schools. The Crossroads Kids Club program is designed to teach good character and positive life skills to children.
A typical Crossroads Kids Club meets for 90 minutes once per week right after school and is open to students in the school on a first-come, first-served basis up to the club’s capacity (which depends on available space and staff). Using music, crafts, games, and biblical lessons, Crossroads Kids Club has served public school children since 1998.
What does Crossroads teach the children?
Crossroads aims to teach children three main things: First, God can be trusted in all circumstances in life. The problems facing many children today are potentially overwhelming. We believe that a confidence in the love and care of God helps students to navigate through life and to rise above their circumstances. Second, Crossroads teaches children that it is important to treat others as they would want to be treated themselves. Crossroads aims to provide a safe environment for children to be who they are and affirms the dignity and worth of each child. We also desire that children learn to treat others with respect all the time, not just when they are at a club. The third main thing we desire for children to know is how to solve problems and make wise choices in various situations.