Alex Rylance of Fort Worth Rugby Team shows EAF students, Keila and Kareli Gomez how the game of Rugby is played.
Jake Essoe, actor, comedian, and rapper, visited the kids at the Coco center last week! Jake introduced the kids to improv, and they played games that allowed them to build confidence and learn teamwork! The kids all had a great time, and asked Jake to come back soon!
Erin Patton, author and expert on branding, sports marketing and Hip-Hop culture, came to The Madeline center to speak to the students yesterday. Mr. Patton was hand-picked by Michael Jordan as the architect for the JORDAN brand and engineered its successful launch in 1997. Bryan McCann of the Dallas Cowboys (# 37) joined Erin and spoke to the students on the importance of education and hard work. It was very interesting and all of the students got autographs!!
Sgt. Steve Shaw came out to the Madeline learning center to speak to the kids of EAF about his job and what type of education is needed to become a police officer. He educated the students on his line of duty and after showed them all the sirens and lights on his squad car plus the computer and how it tracks everything that happens in the area. The kids were really excited to hear about the police force and see all the functions of a squad car.
EAF took a group of students from the programs in Los Angeles this month on a camping trip to the Sierra Nevada's Virginia Lakes. They enjoyed spending their time, hiking, fishing, exploring and learning about new plants and animals and Earth's natural creations. The trip was a ton of fun and we all look forward to next year's camping trip.
Kippy and Max, Co-owners of Truly.Raw.Gourmet were kind enough to invite our Los Angeles students into their work room where they taught the kids how to make their signature gourmet sorbet, while also educating them on how they distribute their product to Whole Foods markets throughout LA. The kids had a blast learning how to make the sorbet and enjoyed tasting all of their own delicious creations.
Cake Live (Creative Arts for Kids Expression) visited our Los Angeles buildings to speak with EAF students about mentoring programs in the creative arts and to discuss possible future careers.
Education Advantage Foundation would like to thank Tate Phillips with United Renovations for donating tickets to our students to attend the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR® as it toured across North America this holiday season. EAF would also like to thank Pamela Musgrove (EAF Director for Dallas, TX) and Tyrone Harris (EAF Teacher for The Madeline) for orchestrating the outing and taking their students to see the show. The performance of the SPECTACULAR was truly a glittering present, full of fun and surprises. The students enjoyed every minute of the performance as they watched the Rockettes perform in numbers such as the legendary "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and were taken away on a magical ride to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. It was a thrilling evening for all, and was a unique and wonderful holiday experience.