SWFLI Kids is a community outreach program for tots, tweens, and teens; ages 3 to 17 years old with a chronic disease or who have a guardian with a chronic disease. This program was designed to empower children with knowledge, understanding, and wisdom of what it truly means to be health whole. In collaboration with other non-profit organizations, we deliver several programs that are designed to increase awareness and prevention of chronic diseases plus provide the skills that help these children make healthy decisions. Consequently, these decisions will result in positive outcomes throughout their lives.
- Camp SWFLI – SWFLI Kids organizes Camp SWFLI to concentrate on programs that focus on developing positive actions for the whole self through our health and educational camps. Camp SWFLI provides an outlet for children while providing them with a wide variety of experience they would not otherwise encounter. Camp SWFLI helps these children achieve excellence by meeting their needs and challenges. Children leave with a more keen sense of who they are and their ability to be sustained while dealing with chronic disease.
- C.L.E.A.R. Literacy – Comprehensive Learning Environment for Achievable Results. We believe that education is very important to the growth of an individual, therefore we have developed a program that meets each child where he/she is and focuses on his/her individual need of improved functional literacy skills. Through C.L.E.A.R. Literacy classes, SWFLI Kids will provide after school tutoring and mentoring from trained tutors. C.L.E.A.R. Literacy learners receive instruction in basic reading, writing and related skills. Our program model of cooperative learning and the relationship that is created through our course allows for an optimal learning environment for student-paced goal attainment. By providing services that improve the English proficiency of children in our programs, we are able to help learners become more self-sufficient, move toward personal goals, and improve their quality of life.
- Winderful Jr. Chefs – A city-wide competition among youth where their creativeness in food preparation, presentation, and service is judged. The contestants are mentored by established chefs that can impart team building and healthy preparation and cooking skills. Contestants must prepare an entree using the five ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines for a healthy diet. Each Winderful Jr. Chef will have the aid of a sous chef for their entree.