Entries by Kiana Baldwin

JULY CAMPUS UPDATE

June, my favorite month, flew by so quickly! We started the month with Chalk the Walk. This a community event where we use chalk to design a portion of the sidewalk. It is an awesome time to interact with the businesses and people of Valparaiso. And not to brag, but my awesome Development Team does […]

June Campus Update

May was a month of CELEBRATIONS! We kicked off the month with our Annual Celebration of Strengths Banquet. At this banquet, we honor each kid by celebrating the strengths we have seen in them. The school also presents the Honor Roll certificates and some special awards for kids who have worked diligently this school year. […]

May Campus Update

On a sad for us, happy for him note, Joe Allen resigned his position of Director of Operations in April.  His last day was April 12th.  While we miss him around campus, he was offered a wonderful position in town, and we are so proud of him.  We are very thankful he stayed local so […]

March Campus Update

Our theme of the month for February was “Foundation of God’s Love”.  We enjoyed our Annual Valentine’s Progressive Dinner, as you have already read about, I’m sure.  We also encouraged the kids and staff to share ways they have seen God’s Love being shown on campus throughout the month.  The board quickly filled up with various […]

February Campus Update

Oh, January. January always seems to be a very busy month, and yet, as I look at the calendar, I wonder exactly what did we do all month? I think settling back into the routine of “normal” just made the month fly by. Kiana Baldwin, Development Assistant, continues to argue with me about time flying by […]

January Campus Update

Santa Clause came to town…. or at least someone looking like Santa came to the Kids’ Christmas Party. The kids enjoyed a last day of the semester filled with activities, games, and a visit from “Santa”. Earlier in December, the staff enjoyed a Christmas party together. This is one of the few times during the […]

December Campus Update

November brought snow (that’s a yuck in my book!), but it also brought friends, laughter, and memories.  Mid-November was our Annual Staff Appreciation Banquet where we honor the staff for all of their hard work.  We had dinner at Sand Creek Country Club and enjoyed a night together, without the kids.  It’s one of the few […]

November Campus Update

  The biggest news from October, you have most likely already heard, read, or seen. One of our young men made the decision to be baptized. We are so proud of him and the choices he is making to become the man he was created to be! October also brought “Spirit Week”. The kids dressed […]

October Campus Update

  Leading up to the big ANNUAL DAY, we were blessed to have twelve Sojourners spend 3 weeks with us.  The Sojourners always help get our campus ready for Annual Day, and prepare our Gym-Sized Garage Sale.  We appreciate all of their hard work all over campus.  The kids always enjoy the time with the […]

September Campus Udate

“…Fall.  It makes me want to buy school supplies.  I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils” is a quote from a movie that always pops in my head during this time of year.  I was texting with a donor last night and she was organizing and cleaning which made me smile because […]