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!!
Thanks to our amazing glam team, we were able to do some wonderful facials and masks. We had 100% participation and the girls enjoyed it so much, they even took part in the gym activity with their face masks still on!
We also enjoyed some great games of Wits and Wagers and had many laughs and a great time bonding.
A huge thank you to our extraordinary volunteers and glam squad for helping us have a fantastic Saturday!
We played ‘Say Anything!’ and ‘Guesstures’! We all shared our passion of being in community and staying silly no matter your age.
We want to thank all of our caring volunteers and Charles Tallent for bringing the board games!
Join us! We will be having an open gym and interacting with the girls!
Krause Children’s Center
25752 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
It is so wonderful to have the opportunity to be engaged in our great community of Katy, Tx! Thank you to our committed volunteers and activity leaders. Dr. Sanchez and Bianca showed their passions through their fun activities!
Join us Today! We will learn communication skills with Dr. Sanchez and we will be in the gym playing board games and volleyball!
Photo Credit: Aldo Mayorga (big thanks for providing us with this beautiful picture of this purple flower!)
We had an amazing time for the month of February! We spread the love and shared the passion through two fun activities! Bianca did a wonderful job in giving the girls a space to be creative by also saying “OWL always love you” with a cute owl craft! Dr. Sanchez facilitated a fun activity where the girls learned etiquette rules and how to present themselves in a loving way through communication and physical presentation. We are so thankful for all our volunteers that showed up and for our passionate activity leaders that designed and facilitated their activities around something they were passionate about!
Lorena and Charles shared their passion of enjoying the company of others (even if you are an introvert!!). We are meant to socialize, and regardless of what we have heard about other’s past, what they look like, and what we think we know about them, we find out how similar we all are and how cool people are once we actually take the time to get to know them! We had fun ice breakers, board games, volleyball, popcorn, and chips!
Join us next month for our Christmas Party!! Save the Date: 12/12/2015
We would LOVE to be blessed with your presence this Saturday!
*please message us if you have any questions or if you would like to bring snacks/beverages!
Sandi introduced us to Zentangle! A therapeutic art style/game that allows us to be free and to unwind.
Chyna created an activity where the girls were able to use a creative outlet to discover their true identity by decorating cut-out hands with markers, crayons, etc. using positive words that best describe themselves.
We want to thank Sandi and Chyna for being such great role models for these young girls, and for creating & sharing such fun activities that were centered around their passion. Check out the pictures!
Although we had high hopes that we would be outside this year, we were blessed with so much rain the day before, so we had our Carnival inside! Thanks to Target and our volunteers who helped make this a special event, the Krause youth was able to experience a safe environment to be a kid and share laughs with our Chicktime volunteers! Our booths consisted of : popcorn machine, candy bar, candy apples, relay race, tattoos, face painting, plinko, duck pond, target toss, ice cream making, target shooting, pie throwing, picture find game, volleyball, karaoke, cupcake decorating, and we had a bouncy castle!
Here are pictures of our Carnival Day 2015! (before the girls arrived!)
We will be meeting for happy hour/coffee after Chicktime this
Saturday, August 8th, to talk about the carnival and to see what great ideas you all have! Plus, we can all get to know each other a little more! Chicktime will be at 1:00 pm and the happy hour/coffee get together will be around 3:45 PM.
Make sure to RSVP to our Carnival event so that I am able to touch base with everyone interested in going! You can RSVP by simply finding the event in our “events” tab and click on “going”. Please contact me if you have any fun ideas!
Our two activity leaders were: Kanika and Karla.
Kanika is a engineering student at Texas A&M University. She wanted to share her passion and a bit of her life as an international student. She prepared an engineering activity for the girls that called for marshmallows and straws! The task was to group up in teams and work together to build the highest tower with just those two items! The girls were both fascinated by how resilient Kanika has been without having her family here and the fun activity itself.
Karla completed her second time as an activity leader here at Chicktime!! She brought the girls ZUMBA. Not only is Karla an extremely sweet person, but she has stamina when it comes to her passion of dancing. The girls love the art of self-expression and they had a great time learning the dance moves. Towards the end, it was the girls’ chance to teach us some of their dance moves! We learned how to “whip” and “nae-nae”.
We want to thank our amazing activity leaders for sharing their passions and time with the Krause youth. Thank you to all of our caring volunteers that came out this month.
July was a special month. We were given the opportunity to let go of one of our activities and to share the space with other volunteers who are also very eager to share time with the Krause youth. We had only one activity this month and it rocked! We had Warrant Officer (WO) Adan Jaimes come and talk to the girls about life in the military. His story was so special because we learned about many misconceptions that we all think about the military that are not true. Who knew that not everyone who is in the military is fighting in the front line? (Okay, maybe some of you smart people knew that…but I’m sure you would have learned at least one new thing!) The girls were so engaged and asked very good questions. With each group of girls, the conversation was always different! It all depended on the interest of the girls and of their unique questions. Thank you Anabel and Adan for sharing your story. You are both an inspiration and a great model for youth and adults everywhere! Thank you to all of our volunteers that came and were such great listeners! We love you guys very much.
To give back to these wonderful girls and to give them a worry-free environment, we will be hosting a carnival for them on September 12th! We will have carnival snacks, carnival games, face painting, and so much more! Each booth is led by volunteers like you!! Please let us know if you are interested in contributing to this big event!! Contact Lorena at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 832.866.5601
We had another incredible Saturday with the Krause youth and our amazing volunteers! Sarah and Bethany led the Wits and Wagers activity and The Karla Hernandez team led the Guatemalan coloring pages. Sarah and Bethany explained how an important part of their family dynamic games are. It allows them to spend time together and it teaches them how to work as a team. Karla shared with the girls about her Guatemalan roots and she shared about her success story about transitioning to the United States. The girls asked many questions and were extremely curious about her experiences. Both activities were inspiring and lots of fun!
Thank you to our activity leaders for leading with passion and to our caring volunteers!
The invite for June 13th is coming soon!!
We had an amazing time at the Krause Children’s Center this month! We had an obstacle relay race, led by Anabel and Adan, and we had a competitive game of guesstures, led by Charles! Through our activity leader’s passion the girls participated with eagerness and kindness.
As always, I want to thank all of our caring volunteers that give so much more than just their time to our Krause youth. Thank you also to Charles, Anabel, and Adan for organizing such fun activities!
Join us next month, May 9th! I hope we all can say yes to the dress…!
We also have the rest of the year available. Here are the dates:
May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8-donations (we would love to set up a carnival for the girls!), September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12-donations (we would love to set up a Christmas party for the girls!)
We can’t wait to see you all next month!
We had an AMAZING volunteer turn out!
We want to thank our amazing activity leaders for leading with passion and love! Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make such an amazing impact on these girls! Thank you to our target volunteers and to Target for your generous donation of a cartwheel full of cupcakes! And thank you to everyone who made financial contributions to our mission!
We love and appreciate every one of you!
March 14 is right around the corner!
I know you are very keen!
If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, feel free to contact any of our co-leaders by going to our website, or you can shoot us a message on our facebook page! Chicktime is a guilt-free volunteer team, so you volunteer only when you are available!
We are also in need for activity leaders for April 11, May 9, June 13,
July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12! Please contact us for more information on becoming an activity leader! It is sooooo rewarding!
January brought lots of pampering and spicy salsa moves! It was a wonderful way to start the new year! It filled the girls with good self-esteem and a confidence boost. Our two activity leaders this month were Regina, with the pretty facials and nail painting, and Jill, with her red hot salsa moves! Although we were not able to get every single nail painted, every girl was excited to participate in the pampering!
After the girls were dolled up, they were ready for the dance floor. Jill explained to them why she was so passionate about salsa dancing and showed off her salsa heels she wore on her wedding day salsa dance. After the girls learned the basics of the salsa moves they had a chance to show them off! We made a circle and took turns showing off our moves inside the circle. It was an exciting and fun filled day!!
As always I would love to give a huge thanks to our activity leaders for supplying the materials and the activities for the girls! We also want to thank all the volunteers that joined us and made the day so special for the girls at the Krause Children’s Center!
We love everyone of these girls and we want to show them why! Join us next month February 14th at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and give the gift of love!
Cookies and Yoga might sound ironic but never to the SOUL! Thanks to Valeria, who led the cookie decorating, and Katherine, who led the yoga, and to our volunteers, we all had an amazing day! Yoga was done outside under cool air and warm sun and the cookie decorating was destined to get messy and fun. Thank you activity leaders for this amazing experience of sharing your passions with everyone and we thank the volunteers for gracefully sacrificing their bellies, body, and soul to these girls.
We want to thank our activity leaders and our volunteers for showing up for these girls! For November 8th, be ready to wind down with yoga and bring and an appetite for cookie decorating!
We want to thank our volunteers for coming out and showing up for the girls. We also want to thank those who donated their time, money, and games to this amazing carnival we had.
Here are some pictures!
Thank you for everyone who showed up and helped us make this a great experience for the Krause girls! Thank you Valeria and Nicole for leading with passion!
Do you like to eat? Do you like to play?
Come on down! What do you say?!
For fun and laughter, come right this way.
WHAT THE HAY, IT’S CARNIVAL DAY!
Step Right UP,
September 13th is the day!
See you there!!!
We are so thankful for all the volunteers who helped and gave love to us and to the Krause girls! Thank you to Bethany and Anabel for sharing their beautiful passions with us and for inspiring us to step out of our comfort zones so that we may grow and find our own passions.
We are so excited for what August is bringing! Join us as we move to the beat of science with ZUMBA and ELEPHANT TOOTHPASTE!! See y’all there!
Once again, I want to thank all the volunteers who showed up to play and help! It is truly impossible to have our Chicktime sessions this successful without you ladies! July is just around the corner! I hope you like SALSA!
During the lip gloss station, the girls warmly welcomed us and were extremely excited to exercise their creativity in creating a unique color and giving it a unique name! They were so proud of their creation that they did not hesitate to rock their gold, pink, blue, or red lips right after the mixture became solid. Although some of the girls were hesitant to participate physically in our volleyball clinic, they enjoyed themselves while watching and cheering for the teams. The girls that were in the midst of the action showed such quick improvement in their volleyball skills from beginning to end. It is so great to see the girls become so proud of what they create and to discover their potentials in everything they do. We are so blessed to serve these beautiful girls.
I want to thank all of our volunteers that came out and really made this an incredible experience for not just us but for our beautiful Krause girls! It is thanks to our volunteers that we can have successful and fun activities! We love you all so very much and want to be able to experience this with you all every month! And as always save the date for June 14th!!
Welcome to the newly re-established Chicktime Katy chapter. I’m Sarah Garay. My husband and I pastor a Spanish speaking congregation in Katy, TX. Over our thirty years of ministry, we have been asked to help in extremely complex issues. Our unsuccessful search for Spanish speaking resources in our community led to both of us seeking advanced degrees to provide much needed help to a hurting community. In 2011, I became licensed in professional counseling and marriage and family therapy.
Through my work in family therapy at the Fort Bend County Women’s Center, I have found that role modeling is key to breaking the transgenerational transmission of family violence and sexual abuse. I have been praying and searching for ways to expose the precious survivors of trauma to healthy, loving families.
I first heard about Chicktime through my daughter, Bethany. Through her Child and Family Development studies at Texas State University, she had learned of the Chicktime model and said, “Mom, I think you need to come see this.” I did and the rest is history. A phenomenal leadership team is coming together. What we need now is YOU! Please sign up to join our chapter and you will begin receiving invitations to our events.