New Orleans Blues/BBQ Benefit For Our Children And Our Natural Resources
Tonight (4/7) Lapeer County KIND (Kids In New Directions) and the Lapeer County Conservation District are hosting a BBQ dinner with all the fixins, Cheryl’s famous cakes, 50/50, silent auction, dancing with New Orleans funk, zydeco and blues with The Saucecats.
The dinner and dance are at the Lapeer Center Building. Doors open at 6:00. Dinner and dancing will begins at 6:30. Call Cheryl at 810-955-2103 for tickets. The price is pre-purchase $20.00 and $30.00 at the door.
100% of the proceeds will benefit our children and our natural resources.
The Lapeer Conservation District was organized in 1942 by a referendum vote of the landowners of Lapeer County. Even though it is considered an entity of state government, your local conservation district is locally led. A board of five directors is elected by a vote of residents at the annual meeting in January. For over 70 years, the conservation district has worked with local landowners, farmers, governmental agencies, and other organizations dealing with environmental problems. We have programs to assist people with forestry, water quality, and wildlife management concerns. We also have educational programs that are presented to all fifth grade students in the county
The Mission of KIND (Kids IN New Directions) is to promote success for children and families at home, school and in the community. KIND provides prevention and early intervention services to at-risk children in kindergarten through 6th grade and their families who live in Lapeer County. Unlike other programs, KIND criterion of acceptance is broad and flexible to address needs at both early detection as well as critical situations. Teachers, parents, Probate Court, or any caring adult may make referrals to KIND. Kind caseworkers work with the Children two hours a week usually with cooperation of the teacher during the school day. Then we go into the home and work with the parents for an hour a week for three to five months.
KIND Junior High to increase their math skills and to help them to connect to their school so they will graduate high school. (United Way funding)
KIND Mentoring Program works with 16-24 year olds who have dropped out of school. This program is with GST Works of Michigan Works. We help teens/ young adults get their diploma, their GED and help them get on a career path. GST may be able to provide 2 years of college, trade school funding. Teens/ young adults who have received their diploma may receive help to find a career path if they qualify with the income level.
KIND works with High school student to help them graduate and help them to walk through the college process including visits to a college so they can see what a campus life would be like. (United Way funding)
KIND provides Supervised Visits to parents who need to be supervised to see their children for the Courts, for DHHS and private pay.
KIND oversees the HANDS program where people can donate cars, we fix them and give them to people who need a vehicle.
KIND received bikes and gives them to children or adults who need a bike.