To reach our goal of educating youth, Assistance League of Visalia  volunteers use large puppets for performances in elementary schools.  Students in the third and fourth grades are entertained with instructive scripts addressing social issues, such as bullying, drugs, tolerance, and respect for the disabled.  The students ask the puppets questions at the end of each performance and send the Kids on the Block  performers wonderful thank-you letters.

Kids on the Block performance at Pixley School, grade 3.  Performers include Julie Bisset, Donna Mekeel, Chris Wafford, Vicki Taylor, Donna Hofer, and Candy Nowakowski.

VOLUNTEERS FOR Kids on the Block can expect to partticipate 2 to 3 hours every two weeks during the school year.

  • Learn and practice  the script if you are a puppeteer

  • Travel to schools in Tulare County and Visalia

  • Set up the stage and speaker system for the performance

  • Help students enter and exit the performance

  • Sing the “Kids are Different” song

  • Pack up the stage and equipment

  • Have coffee and donuts after the performance!