**All Chicktime Cincy volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Packet before serving at Lighthouse!!**
💌 “The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.” — Vincent Van Gogh 💌
What an exceptional day we experienced at New Beginnings today! Our leaders Hannah FC + Jacque Kelly led us through multiple activities rooted in cultivating quality relationships through BECOMING the friend you desire in your life.
We started with extreme rock, paper, scissors, reflected on what makes a good friend, played an incredibly impactful (blindfolded) trust game and created friendship bracelets.
💓 One of the best families you can create is your network of friendships! We are so grateful for our Chicktime and New Beginnings family. 💓
Money matters! This week we played the Bean Game (developed by Next Gen Personal Finance) to talk about smart spending. Each girl got twenty beans and had to make some tough decisions about how to spend them on what really matters. We talked about the difference between needs and wants and how to start saving.
And what pairs better with The Bean Game than five layer bean dip!?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! At our December workshop, we made tape relief snowflakes. These canvases make great decor for the girls’ rooms or gifts for their families. We loved hearing some of the girls’ favorite Christmas songs, movies, recipes, and traditions. Special shoutout of gratitude to this month’s workshop leader, Tonya!
This month’s workshop was colorful, creative, and delicious! We played Scategories, painted pumpkins, and enjoyed yummy pumpkin treats.
This was the first time that every girl at New Beginnings chose to participate, and we were THRILLED to have a fun, lovely group of girls and women gathered together!
Chicktime Cincy had a wonderful time celebrating the start of the new school year with the young ladies of New Beginnings.
We shared a breakfast of donuts, fruit, and orange juice while creating some difficult geometric figures, butterflies and boxes.
As we welcome the upcoming school year we wish the girls well as they embrace new opportunities and exciting journey ahead.
Please join us or come lead a workshop and share your passion.
Today we had tons of fun with our group co-leader Hannah FC guiding us through the activity! We went outside with the girls and took photos of the items on the scavenger hunt list.
One of my favorite prompts on this list was “take a picture of something that represents your culture or heritage!” Really creative activity that allowed us to bond as a group.
Now it’s your turn to get outside today and snap some photos! 📸 Happy Saturday!
💗 We hope you can join us next month for our Summer BBQ!💗 We need volunteers to plan, cook, decorate and fellowship!
Hoppy Easter Chicktime Family. 🐣
As we celebrate this lovely resurrection Sunday we also reflect on the wonderful day of “zen” we experienced at New Beginnings group home yesterday with our girls!
Thanking God a little extra today for our partnership with Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. 💕 Yesterday, we had an instructor come in and teach us yoga, meditation and we painted rocks with motivational reminders.
Now, we each feel a bit more connected to ourselves and the world around us.HUGE thanks to this months leader, Jodi for bringing Dana (our instructor). 🙌🏾
We hope to see you next month for our Scavenger Hunt! 💃🏾
⭐️ Today’s Chicktime fellowship was all about self-care. 💝 The group loved the tips & items we shared. Please join us next month for more fun and quality time with the New Beginnings teens.
✨Up next (in April): Yoga & Meditation 🧘🏾♀️
💕 Have a Happy Weekend and thank you to all of our dedicated Chicktime leaders and the staff & teens at New Beginnings! 💕
💕 Chicktime yesterday was so much fun! 💕
Friendship love was in the air during our workshop this month and first time workshop leaders, Jacque and Hannah really owned the opportunity to give of themselves and their time – not only to the young ladies of New Beginnings but to the chapter.
Thank you everyone who attended and welcome Barbara, our newest volunteer! ❤️
We hope you’ll join us next month for our self-care 101 experience. 💅 💄 🛁
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”
💗 Yesterday was a powerful workshop with the young ladies of New Beginnings! 💗
We had a “pre-Thanksgiving” dinner and wrote letters to share our feelings (positive and negative) to our loved ones and ourselves.
Amazing food and emotions were brought to the table as we reflected and became increasingly grateful for one another. There’s nothing like spending time with the next generation. 😍
Happy Sunday and Thanksgiving (in advance)!
Today’s Chicktime workshop was a fun-led seat and an incredible time with the young ladies of LYS-New Beginnings It was hot, but our instructor ( Sehrish, far right) was amazing in her Zumba craft.
Not only did we work up a sweat, Sehrish gave us the confidence to move into next week with a positive body image and good attitude.
If you haven’t joined us already for a workshop, please do. We need volunteers! Paperwork/volunteer orientation is needed to participate, due to our interaction with minors…but it’s so worth it.
Today we hosted our “Vision Jar” making session at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services and boy did we have fun. We encouraged the ladies to DARE to be powerful and combat their fears with positivity while eating some sweet treats. Next month couldn’t come soon enough. We are humbly enjoying our time with the young ladies and are excited to announce our upcoming sessions of storytelling and Zumba fitness! Will we see you there as a volunteer? We hope so! Have a Happy Saturday!
Remember when we invited you to the Cookie Bash with the young ladies of Lighthouse Youth and Family Services? Well, we sincerely missed YOU! Please enjoy a few photos from our event and be sure to SIGN UP for July’s workshop!
Not only are we in need of dynamic workshop volunteers ready to give back but we are especially in need of workshop LEADERS! Do you have an activity you’d like to facilitate with young girls yearning for a mentor?
If so, reach out to us…we would LOVE to have you join us.
We are thanking God for his love, grace and power through this journey of getting Chicktime Cincinnati successfully launched.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our first workshop with Lighthouse! This month, we made dream catchers with the girls. As we talked about life, love, and our dreams with the girls, we also made sure they knew that Chicktime Cincinnati is here to stay & we plan on making many, many more memories with them! The girls all received their own journals to write down their dreams and goals in as well!
Chicktime Cincy is busy preparing for our 1st workshop with Lighthouse and we are SO excited!!
Thank you to Tessa (aka the sweetest Volunteer Coordinator ever) for hanging out with us this afternoon and helping us get prepared to serve!!
Artists at work creating designs at our event while promoting recycling and snacking on Fall Snack Cakes – yum! The kids put their initials on their creations when we realized we had two sisters with the same initials! We laughed. Nice to see more teen girls in our group. They were all beautiful and a joy to talk to today. They all told us they love crafting.
Much thanks to Sonja for all your help and our shelter coordinator, Kate, for all you do to make our events successful!
Chicktime Cincy meets Chicktime Indy!!
Chicktime Cincinnati chapter leader, Rosetta Keller, traveled to attend Chicktime Indy’s September workshop to get ideas from one of the craftiest people out there~Patty Homoky….who by the way is Chicktime Indy’s chapter leader!
This certainly tells it like it is…..We are a family!!!
The Chicktime Family!!
Chicktime Cincy left with new ideas and a deeper bond with Chicktime!
Our charity partner called to let us know we need to cancel our August event today that starts at 3:15. Schools are starting here and they had a transportation problem. The kids won’t arrive in time to make our event. We are trying to reschedule but not sure we can. Waiting to hear if they have another open day for us in August. We will keep you posted.
We know how to beat the heat with ice cream, Disney’s Moana movie & games for our July event! Something we learned this month at Chicktime is that if you bring bubbles and bubble wands to your workshop…. The soapy bubbles make clean up a snap!
Chicktime is really this easy….give a little time, play a game or two…
And Bam!! Hearts of children are changed forever!
We would love for you to join us next month at Chicktime August!
Pennies, pennies everywhere as we played the penny toss game. The grand prize was awarded to little Miss M who came in 1st place. Yay! We also met the shelter’s new summer intern, Andrew, who helped us chase pennies. Welcome aboard Andrew!!! Thank you Sonja for volunteering at today’s event!
We have many single mothers at our shelter who deserve a special treat for Mother’s Day. We celebrated our moms with gifts and healthy snacks at our event! We potted flowers and decorated picture frames while enjoying a sunny day outdoors. We love our moms!
Thanks so much Sonja for leading the event and bringing Katie to help!! You did a great job!!!
Competition was tough at Chicktime’s Easter Egg Toss to win baskets full of goodies. We also learned that we have super powers to save others just like super heroes! We used our power of sending love by making a yard sign giving thanks to our shelter. Then, we used our power of laughter by acting out actions in a card game that made us giggle. Our super powers really work!! Thanks Aprina being our teacher. Thanks also to Michelle & Sonja for volunteering.
We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a green theme! Green artwork, beads and fun games. Even the snacks were green with apples and grapes!
Our kids took turns playing Simon Says and winded down with reading time. So much fun!! Thank you Aisha for leading the event. Also many thanks to Kathy Henry, Kate Calhoun and the rest of our great volunteers.
At the request of our charity partner, Interfaith Shelter, we are changing the date of our March workshop to March 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that YOU can still join us!
Our kids at Interfaith Shelter were excited to make Valentine cards for their moms at our event today. The kids were bundles of love; greeting us with hugs and giggles.
Thank you Kathy for helping! Welcome to our new volunteers, Erika and Jennifer! We hope to see you at our March event!
If you feel the calling to serve alongside us and lead a workshop this year, please don’t hesitate to contact us and remember, no idea is too big or too small!
Rosetta and Aisha
Our gingerbread house creations were beautiful! The kids had so much fun that they lead us into dance and song to Maroon 5’s, “Sugar”. The event wrapped up with piggyback rides from the Chicktime girls.
Thank you Kathy & Aisha! Great job Aisha Butler for leading the event!
We hope YOU will join us for Chicktime February!!