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What’s in a Game?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Stories from The Patch, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What’s in a game? Most would say fun and entertainment, but at The Cabbage Patch, we look a little deeper and find opportunities to engage children in important lessons. The trick of educating children while they think they are playing is what makes our Educational Opportunities department so successful.

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A New Book by The Cabbage Patch Young Authors Camp

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In Partnership with Baxter’s Corner Thanks to The Cabbage Patch’s partnership with Baxter’s Corner, Young Author’s Camp is a wonderful program that helps our children develop their storytelling skills! Last year, we saw the Young Authors “Going Bananas in Space” with their debut book. This year, many of our favorite characters have returned with the sequel, “The Catasterous Cruise,” that finds our heroes on a journey filled with mermaids, fairies, and a mystical land made of chocolate and candy! Will they return to The Patch in time to harvest their banana crop for intergalactic trade? You’ll have to read the book to find out! Working with the Baxter’s Corner creative team, Chief Pencil and Chief Crayon, is a special opportunity for the children of The Cabbage Patch. Participants learn to collaborate as storytellers and allow teamwork to drive their creative vision. They begin with a rough draft that serves as the framework of the piece, and then work together in teams to refine elements like dialogue and illustrations. Having a professional author and illustrator as their mentors during the process is an incredibly valuable experience. For more information about Baxter’s Corner, visit www.BaxtersCorner.com. You can purchase your copy of Going Bananas in Space, by clicking on this title or the book. You will be taken to the book’s page on Amazon.  The book makes a great Christmas gift and features educational, craft and cooking activities for children in grades 2 through...

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The Cabbage Patch helped mold me into the man I am today.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Not only did The Patch keep me out of trouble after school (and help my dad get some rest), it also helped to mold me into the man I am today.  Every single staff member has had a role in moving me onward and upward in life. Everyone cared, and everyone contributed, which says something significant about The Patch, when everyone loves you so much that no one stands out; it means there is a lot of love and guidance for one young man to receive.  That level of love made a difference and helped to shape every part of me:  evenings in education made me a Patch Scholar; the discipline and encouragement of leadership development helped make me a soldier; debates and conversations in teen club prepared me to be the Public Relations chair of the Black Student Union; and the welcoming atmosphere made it a natural choice for me to take on being the Freshman Welcome Week coordinator.”   Sherman is a member of Kentucky Army National Guard   “Most importantly, unlike too many of my peers who didn’t have a place like this in their lives, I’m also alive today thanks to the patience and love of my father and the Patch staff.”  – Sherman Everett, excerpt from Sherman’s speech at the  2015 Annual...

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Welcome to Saturdays at The Patch!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Stories from The Patch, Uncategorized | 0 comments

As part of The Patch’s strategic planning, the Board of Directors and staff identified weekend programming as a high priority several months ago, but it wasn’t until The Humana Foundation provided us with a grant that we could make the expanded hours a reality. We are thrilled to be starting the New Year with a resolution to engage current members and new members in purpose-driven activities six days a week!

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You Help Create a Legacy of Purpose

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“I try to teach my kids the lessons that I learned at The Patch.” Jamie Fox is a Master Sergeant in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing. He is also a devoted father who imparts the lessons of The Cabbage Patch to a new generation. Click video below to see Jamie’s...

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Speech of Daron Peterson, Cabbage Patch Scholar, given at the Annual Auction, September 2014

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Click the video to hear Daron’s inspiring speech    

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