KidSpirit links knowledge from Oregon State University to benefit community youth in an environment that creates service and learning opportunities. The KidSpirit staff study and demonstrate effective teaching strategies and professionalism. Staff learn life skills which increase their confidence and self-esteem while enabling them to enter the workplace as leaders.
Health, physical activity, science, and creative arts curriculum created and implemented by the KidSpirit staff improve the skills, lifestyle and social development of children of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds. Activities focus on instruction to build skills, increase self-esteem, and foster personal talents while creating friendships in a safe and positive environment.
At KidSpirit, we believe that every moment holds the potential for learning and growth. We strive to provide a fun, open learning atmosphere where both participants and staff are encouraged to challenge themselves daily. KidSpirit instructors cater to the wide variety of learning styles by creating engaging and individualized lessons to ensure that every participant has the opportunity to increase their skills and confidence.
The FISH Philosophy
KidSpirit programs combine a passion for learning with the FISH Philosophy. The FISH Philosophy is made up of four simple things: Be There, Play, Make Their Day, and Choose Your Attitude. The philosophy is embodied by our staff fully engaging in every moment, promoting fun in classes by choosing to play, going out of their way to make every participant’s day, and actively choosing their attitudes. KidSpirit strives to employ staff who push themselves to consistently embody the FISH Philosophy in order to create the most welcoming atmosphere possible.
Aims & Objectives
Enhance the mental, physical, and artistic development of the participants and staff through various activities
Create an environment and instructions which benefit society in human and community health
Provide an environment that will serve as a functional social network of mutual trust and social development
Supply a fun environment through age and skill appropriate activities that focus on self-improvement, discovery, and increased self-esteem of the participants and staff
Establish an environment that is safe and caring for the participants and staff
The KidSpirit staff strive to provide a fun, educational, and caring atmosphere for children to achieve personal success while enhancing opportunities for social interaction in a supervised and positive environment.
KidSpirit thanks the following donors for their generosity!