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Listen To Karen Acres Students Share About The Clover Kids Program: Student Showcase May 16, 2018

As a way to continue strengthening relationships and building connections with younger students, Karen Acres Elementary implemented the Iowa 4-H Clover Kids program this year as a pilot program for the school. The aim of the program has been to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical maturation of kindergarten through third grade students. The Karen Acres Clover Kids Club has averaged approximately 20 students participating in the Club for one afternoon after school each week.

Listen to Karen Acres Clover Kids share what they like best about the program. Our thanks to Urbandale CSD Facilitator of Family Outreach Services, Brittany Cooley, for taking these great video clips and sharing the photos!

Kindergarten through third grade students who participated in Clover Kids had the opportunity to:

  • Investigate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Explore literacy through fun and engaging ways to read and write
  • Learn the importance of being healthy and physically active
  • Practice communication skills and learn to work as a team
  • Play fun cooperative games and make new friends

Urbandale CSD Facilitator of Family Outreach Services, Brittany Cooley, shared that through the Clover Kids program, she has seen students come out of their shell, feel more confident in themselves, and feel more comfortable talking in front of their peers. The activities have provided many opportunities for students to grow their leadership skills and feel more connected to school and each other. Ultimately, the program is one more connection point for students to develop a joy for learning and look forward to going to school.

Join the Karen Acres Clover Kids and their families as they showcase the projects they have worked on throughout the school year:
After School Clover Kids Showcase
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Karen Acres Elementary
Clover Kids Invitation