November 19, 2013

Have a ball with MPower!

by Kristen Crum

Table bowling? Ball toss? Dribbling? What do these ball activities have to do with MPower and helping foster children? Good sportsmanship! After a delicious taco and salad dinner, 20 foster children participated in mini ball games (yes, inside!). Instead of the high-pitched screams and chaos you might expect, these children cheered their teammates on with “Good game!” “Great shot!” “Try again, a little to the left.” The theme of MPower session 3 held Monday, November 4 in East Palo Alto was Life Skills Exercises for Interpersonal Relationships, specifically Good Sportsmanship. Ten dedicated MPower committee members led the children through a discussion and practice of good sportsmanship rules. Then the children practiced their new skills by playing ball games. The evening was a great success! Go MPower team!

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