Kids on the Block explores the issues of disability, cultural differences, bullying, and other social problems through the use of life-size puppets. By using special targeted scripts, volunteers help children understand and accept individual differences in each other, as well as learn valuable interpersonal skills.
Through this program, members of the Assistance League of the Chesapeake contribute items for expectant mothers to the Stork’s Nest redemption store at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center. This initiative is part of the Center’s prenatal health-incentives program for underserved women.
Our chapter provided 3,508 uniforms to children in need in 7 Anne Arundel County public schools.
Our chapter gave 1,500 books to students to take home and share with their families.
Our Kids On The Block puppet troupe performed 13 anti-bullying puppet shows for 1,000 second graders at local schools.