On behalf of the CVCT Collaborative Board of Directors, we are happy to report that the Kids Club at Desert Meadows apartment complex in Indio is open and accepting applications for the after school Kids Club program. "Hope for Housing", the owners of the apartment complex, has offered the use of their community room and CVCT has contracted with the "Desert Recreation District" for staffing. The Desert Meadows complex currently houses over 40 families with a total of 116 elementary and middle school youth. Program services will provide help with schoolwork, recreational activities, creative arts, and afterschool supervision. The funding CVCT received from the City of Indio will be used to seed the program over the next two years.
On August 10th, DRD hosted an open house for all the families in the complex. It was a great way for the families to meet the DRD staff and all students received a free backpack that was filled with school supplies. The backpacks and supplies were funded by an in-kind contribution from a local area Walmart. CVCT is excited about this new Kids Club and the difference it will make for the youth at the Desert Meadows apartment complex in Indio.