Oh, what it means to have healthy relationships and boundaries. This month’s activity sparked much needed conversation. The time flew by so quickly, because there was great engagement. It is so important to set boundaries and understand our own boundaries in any relationship! The young ladies were left with journals, so they can begin to write their feelings and express emotions that they may not be able to verbally express.
Today was such a beautiful day. Thanks to our activity leader, Ms. Chandra for the experience of making sugar scrubs. The young ladies were so engaging. We even had a shark tank activity, allowing them to showcase their scrubs in their own way. 1. Name of your company? 2. Why should we buy your scrub? 3. How much is your scrub? 4. Where could we find your scrub. They were able to use their imaginations, in this activity. They had some great ideas! I love it! Youth are so innovative these days. They just need a little push in the right direction. A simple recipe with coconut oil, sugar, and vitamin E, can be an entrepreneurial venture.
Hello Chicktime Katy I hope everyone is keeping distance and wearing their masks. We had a great Microsoft Teams workshop today with Anime Voice Over Actor, Greg Ayres. He talked about his career, working a regular job until he bravely decided to follow his passion. He talked about Anime and how the process works and then he showed the girls some of his work. It was very well received. It even prompted the Art work seen below! Thanks so much to Greg and all our Chicktime Workshop leaders who take their time to provide vision to the Krause girls.
We hope you are staying safe and well! We will not be having a face to face workshop in May as we continue to work with Krause to ensure safety for the kids, staff and Chicktime volunteers! The good news is Chicktime Katy has stepped up to love the kids despite not being able to see each other face to face. This picture was taken by Krause sent with the following words of thanks….
~Krause can’t thank our Chicktime family enough! The donations you have provided during all this has really helped our girls to cope with all that’s going on. Thank you for all the support you continue to give us. ❤️
We will keep you posted when we will be resuming workshops, but until then we will continue to find ways to love the kids at Krause that doesn’t involve face to face contact. Feel free to message us if you have an idea or would like to send items off their Amazon wish list.
All our love,
Chicktime Katy Leadership Team
The health and safety of the girls and staff we serve at Krause Children’s Center, and the safety of our Chicktime Katy leaders and volunteers is very important to us, so we are suspending our on-site activities at Krause until the Covid-19 crisis has passed.
But even if we can’t show up, we would still like to show love to the young ladies at Krause Childrens Center. We put together a Wish List on Amazon of items the girls might enjoy. We also spoke to their activity director, and she also suggested items based on their planned activities (those items have high/highest priority on list).
Please take a few minutes to look over the list and decide if you are able to purchase any of these items. You can sort the list by price, or by priority, giving options for almost every budget. Your purchase will be shipped directly to Krause Childrens Center. And if you are an Amazon Prime member, it ships free!
We hope that during these challenging days, you will consider being the hands and feet of Jesus to these young ladies. We also pray you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe!
Oh my goodness! We had a fabulous turnout for today’s workshop! Twenty! Yes, I said 20 incredible volunteers!!! Thank you to everyone who showed up and showed love! 💕💗💕
And I can’t rave enough about the fun and creative workshop on DIY makeup. Karina taught everyone how to make homemade sugar lip scrub, and skin highlighter. The girls loved learning how to apply it too.
There was a lot of great interaction between the Krause girls and Chicktime volunteers. Such an amazing afternoon!
Thank you to our workshop leader, Lora Williams!
Lora has committed her adult life to use her testimony to encourage teens to be who GOD has called them to be….and never letting the past define who they are! We were so blessed that she traveled all the way from San Marcos to lead our workshop.
We hosted a STEAM day activity to encourage the girls to use their creativity and the engineering design process. Each team was given 5 sheets of paper and tape to build a tower that could support the weight of a container of skittles. The girls were more than willing to accept the challenge! Every team was different and very creative. We hope that this sparked some excitement and interest in the feild and that they’ll be able to use these problem solving skills in the future.
Our next Chicktime event is April 13th! Save the date for another fun opportunity to volunteer with us!
So very proud of our workshop leaders today! Katherine, Valerie, Allison, and Madison are the same age as the girls we serve at Krause. I love, love, love their caring hearts, and that they chose to spend their Saturday sharing a fun activity with girls less fortunate than themselves.
And making friendship bracelets was a wonderful way to engage the girls while chatting and creating!
We were also blessed by all of the volunteers who showed up and showed love! We had an amazing 17 volunteers today, not counting the Chicktime leaders!!! You ladies are the best! We can’t do Chicktime without our incredible volunteers. I hope you continue to come and show your love to Krause Children’s Center.
But my bigger dream is that we have enough support to eventually multiply into serving additional homes in the Houston area. If you believe in what we are accomplishing through Chicktime, and it is on your heart to take a more active role, send us a PM here, or email email@example.com to learn how.
There are so many more needs in the Houston area to be met through your love and generous spirits.
Sending our Valentines love to you all!
Sandi, Bee, and Maria ❤️🥰❤️
We would like to extend a special thanks to our January workshop leader Latoya Moulton for sharing her story with us yesterday!
Many of us were not only moved by your words but we saw lives changed in that room.
What a way to start the year! We learned how to thrive as women by learning to leave the past behind us as Latoya challenged everyone in that room to ARISE and work towards setting and accomplishing our goals!
Can’t wait to see what next month will bring, Our next workshop is FEBRUARY 9th and we hope to see you all there!
We had a holly jolly Christmas celebration today at Chicktime Katy.!
There were hot dogs and chips, juice and cookies, candy canes and ice cream floats.
There was karaoke and volleyball and Christmas trivia too! A big thank you to all of the very special volunteers who blessed the girls at Krause today. You shine as bright as the stars.
Who is someone you look up to? We look up to all of our volunteers! Thanks again to everyone that came out and shared a little bit about themselves with the girls! Bee led a “Who am I” workshop on Saturday where we had the girls fill out a questionnaire and guess whose worksheet she was reading based on their responses. Some great questions were brought up and we learned lots about the girls we serve. Now for the next question, will we be seeing you next month?
It was glitter madness at our Chicktime October workshop!
Despite the mess~ we created these wonderful fall pumpkins that will be placed in the common area at Krause Children’s Center!
We did unanimously adopt a new rule….Glitter activities can only happen once a year! Ha!
Thank you Leslie for stepping up at the last minute to host our workshop.
Our Chicktime Carnival was INCREDIBLE!
We aren’t sure what the girls liked most….the bouncy house, face painting, the games and candy prizes…or maybe it was the yummy hotdogs, lemonade, popcorn, snow cones , and cotton candy.
From the looks of joy on their faces we feel it’s safe to say they enjoyed ALL OF IT! Even the staff was surprised at such an “over the top” show of love to the Krause Children’s Center.
Chicktime was even able to bless them twice..the extra popcorn was donated for a treat at their movie night that same day.
And our amazing group of volunteers had just as much fun!
In fact we all were having so much fun, we forgot to take pictures until the very end.
Come be a blessing ! We will be back next month!
Once again, Mr. Lee educated and entertained the girls at Krause by teaching more outdoor survival skills.
Emergency shelter, fire building, and navigating without a compass were demonstrated.
And the girls enjoyed a traditional outdoor snack of trail mix!
Join us next month for more fun!
Yee-haw we had a fun time at our April Country Western Line Dancing workshop!
Volunteers and the teens who live at Krause Children’s Center had a little Boot Scootin Boogie Fun!!
Big thanks to Shelli for teach us C & W line dancing!
Who knew it could be so much fun and a great workout!
Hope to see everyone next month!
Today we got to enjoy the beautiful weather as we listened to our guest speaker share wilderness survival tips.
Lee was informative as well as entertaining as he taught us the “Rules of 3” and the “Rules of 4”, and even demonstrated how to safely drink water from a ditch! ?
We also had a FABULOUS group of volunteers! I think we are ready to survive to zombie apocalypse!
What an amazing Chicktime December! We decorated and ate cupcakes, drank hot cocoa, shot some hoops, made beautiful pens for the Krause staff, and hung out with some really cool girls.
A big thank you to Ms. Celia Diaz for sharing with us her passion for craft making and volunteerism. She showed the girls how to take a regular pen and convert it into a beautiful piece of art using only tape and pipe cleaners.
Another big thank you to Ms. Cynthia ( HEB on Pin Oak and I-10) for bringing cupcakes, icing, and sprinkles! Because no one ever has a bad day when cupcakes are involved.
Last, but not least, thank you to our committed and new volunteers that came to help and share laughs with the Krause youth. They braved the cold weather and were quick to help when our activity location was changed last minute. Thank you for all being flexible and proactive.
Okay….last one~ Thank you Krause Children’s Center for allowing us in your home every month. It has been a wonderful 3 years and we are excited to continue to come for many more!
We have the unique opportunity to visit and learn more about the awesome place we bring Chicktime workshops from month to month!
Krause is hosting an OPEN HOUSE and hopes that each of us will stop by!
Please click here and find out more about it!
We will be there and hope you will be too!
We had such a fun time making paper bead bracelets!
A huge thanks to our activity leaders ~
Imicuk Loyuk and Emmanuel Escot!!! And of course all of our awesome volunteers!
Imicuk thank you for sharing about how you discovered your creative side through paper bead making and how creating the paper beads brings you peace and joy!
Please take a look at the Krause girls beautiful creations!
Hope to see you next month at our Christmas Party!
Thank you to all the awesome volunteers who came out to make our
Carnival such a success!!
Here are just a few of the pictures from this incredible workshop!!
There was a lot to EAT!!!
There was a lot of FUN!
A lot of LAUGHTER!!
Did we say FUN and LAUGHTER?
Quote of the day from one of the girls at Krause~
“Thank you! We really needed this!”
And….that’s why we do it!
Join us next month!
Today, we were amazed by the amazing support from our Katy, TX community! We showed our Krause youth that they matter and that they are not forgotten.
Ms. Lisa led the Spa Day activity with passion! She is a Mary Kay consultant that is passionate about skincare and empowering women. Each girl was able to receive a charcoal facial mask, skin moisturizer, manicure, and makeup! The snacks were yummy too!
This wonderful day of pampering our girls would not have been possible without the help of Lisa and …our dedicated volunteers!
We had such a wonderful time with our Krause girls this past Saturday! Dayana led her activity with so much passion. We learned about the different densities that every day liquids have. These liquids included blue Gatorade, cranberry juice, and mango juice.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping Dayana with the activity and dedicating their time to the girls! And a HUGE thanks to Dayana for sharing her passion of being a Chemist!
See you all next month!
This month, we had a crafts day with the girls! We told the girls it was going to be a relaxed creative time and they really enjoyed it!
We had such a great time playing Witz & Wagers with our volunteers and the Krause youth! It was definitely a close competition of making very educated guesses. Like guessing how fast a domestic cat can run or guessing how many grooves a quarter has!
We LOVE our volunteers. Without them, game day would have not be the huge success that it was. Special shout out to our volunteers from Kempner High School’s ROTC program for their huge help and positive energy.
P.S. Go Purple Team!!!!
We had such a fun time with the Krause youth this past Saturday! Sandi, our activity leader for this month, led a passion-filled activity on starting our own bullet journal. This activity allowed us to have so much time to get to know the girls and their creativity.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who were able to make it and to Sandi for leading this fun activity! Check out the pictures!
Join us as we make bullet point journals at Chicktime March!
We celebrated Valentine’s day with friendships and self-love. Because it is sometimes difficult to see our own inner and outer beauty, we made Love Wheels. The wheels were paper plates and each girl taped a plate to their back. Then, we went around writing nice comments about each other. It wasn’t until the end that we were able to remove the love wheel from our backs to see all of the sweet things our friends had to say about us! After this, the girls and the volunteers had the opportunity to decorate their Love Wheel and they were encouraged to keep it somewhere where they can remind themselves how awesome and beautiful they are.
We had such a wonderful time strutin’ our dance moves! The girls became the Zumba instructor if they were tapped on the shoulder. It was so great to see their confidence shine through as they freestyled their moves!
A big thanks to our wonderful volunteers and our energetic Zumba instructor, Dayana. Chicktime is alive because of you all.
We had such a wonderful Christmas party with the Krause girls. We were able to hang out as a big family by decorating cupcakes, drinking hot cocoa, playing board games, and enjoying each others company!
Thank you HEB and our wonderful volunteers for helping make this event a success!
We had such an amazing time (as always) with our Krause youth this November! Our activity leaders, Charles and Bianca, led with so much passion.
Charles led an activity in team building through games. Charles is passionate about playing games and working together as a team. There were so many giggles and bright faces that our cheeks had already began to hurt during the first group!
Bianca led an activity that consisted in making Japanese dolls by folding gorgeous patterned paper. As always, the girls showed their beautiful art and creativity!
Thank you to the activity leaders and for the volunteers who made this possible. And a big shout out to the Key Club high school group that helped tremendously!
The month of October brought out the creative side of our Krause youth! The girls created collages and prayer boards from crafty paper and magazines. We were blown away by their creativity and how they poured their heart out through their work!
This exciting day could not have been made possible without the help of our activity leader an our volunteers who continue to show their love and commitment to the Krause youth. Thank you!
REMINDER: Carnival Day is today!!!
There will be a bouncy house, hot dogs, pie facing, henna, popcorn, and many carnival games! You can still come out to volunteer.
***If you are coming to the carnival and have a portable table, could you please bring it? Thank you.
LAST MINUTE REMINDER:
The Chicktime event for August is today at 1:00 pm! Instead of blanket volleyball we will be having our very own MINI Olympics!
DRESS CODE: No shorts or sleeveless shirts (We just wear pants and our Chicktime T-shirt)…
We are back next Saturday!!
On August 13th from 1 to 3:30 pm, we will be bringing our own little version of the Olympics to Chicktime by playing some Blanket Volleyball! Not only that, but we have another thought-provoking activity planned out, involving creating personal mission statements.
Please join us next Saturday for a fun afternoon! We look forward to seeing you all there!
Happy Friday from our volunteer team!!
We would like to remind you all that our fun interactive volunteer events with the Krause Residential’s girls take place on the second Saturday of every month. Here’s an early reminder to join our volunteers for next month’s event taking place on August 13th.
Have a great weekend everyone!!