This past Saturday, October 24th, was Make a Difference Day, a national effort to engage millions of volunteers for the nation’s largest day of community service. Undergraduate students at Duke University spent the day giving back to their community by building 300 Blast Off to Kindergarten Kits for rising kindergartners in Durham!
The Blast Off to Kindergarten Kits provide school readiness materials and are a key part of our Transition to Kindergarten (TTK) Initiative. The kits are an interactive tool that help children and parents prepare for the transition to kindergarten together. Each one contains bilingual items that promote early literacy, enhance emotional and fine motor development, and prompt creativity. The Kits built by the students at Duke were then delivered to 4-year-olds at Durham Head Start.
This is the 2nd time that the Duke Community Service Center has sponsored this activity as their Make a Difference Day project, and we look forward to working with our enthusiastic volunteers again soon!