Mission: Coconut Grove Cares is a not for profit organization dedicated to building a better community for the children and families in the Village West Coconut Grove.
Target demographics: Low income children and families of Miami, Florida's West Coconut Grove.
Geographic areas served: Coconut Grove
Programs: The coconut grove cares after school program served 122 children monday to friday during the 2013-2014 school year. This free program is for children ages 5-13, with financial and domestic hardships. Conducted at our barnyard community center, activities focus on education, arts and culture, science exploration, literacy, fitness and parental engagement.
the 2014 summer camp program served 130 children monday to friday from 8:00a. M. To 5:30 p. M. For six weeks. This program serves many of the same children as the after school program, and also emphasizes education, arts and culture, science exploration, literacy, fitness and parental engagement.
I have been volunteering at the Barnyard for four years and I can honestly say there is no place I love to volunteer more at than the Barnyard. It creates a safe and welcoming environment for children, allowing them to express themselves through programs focusing on education, arts and culture, science exploration, literacy, and fitness. My time there has been filled with beautiful experiences and it has given me the opportunity to see the children develop into wonderful individuals who are ready to take the world by storm!
Coconut Grove Cares, Inc. has a wonderful After School and Summer Camp program, The Barnyard, that has helped countless children learn and play while improving the community it resides in, Village West Coconut Grove. They provide strong academic reinforcement programs that develop their Math and Reading levels along with a wide variety of activities such as music classes, drama, dance, and drum circle. A child's knowledge here is not only increased but broadened to inspire their every dream.