BASE Mission Moments

We often celebrate MISSION MOMENTS- events, activities, observations, conversations and simple moments that represent & remind us of our mission. These moments make all our hard work worth it and inspire us to keep going.

Our mission is to provide quality, out of school care that will inspire our local youth to be contributing, productive and responsible community members through intentional programming that supports positive character development and unique opportunities to grow as individuals.

This week was filled with lots of MISSION MOMENTS!

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We started off the week by dropping of 67 pounds of candy to Rock River Dental Clinic for our first official LEND A HAND activity- Operation Gratitude. I am so very proud of our BASE kids AND our community who helped make this possible. Way to go!


17 pounds of this candy was collected at the Trunk or Treat event at Jones Park. We had a great time at the event and it was really great to see kids of all ages making candy donations to send to troops serving in the military.

It is so important to remember that giving back, volunteering and being an active member of your community is central to our culture as Americans. Never underestimate your impact in any kind gesture- big or small. It all makes a difference!

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This week we also announced our October BASE Kid of the Month! Staff nominate kids who show great character, leadership and respect for this recognition. We are so proud of these kids and all they do to make BASE a great place!

We had a great week of programs- exploring the arts & science at Purdy. Our BASE Kids were busy preparing for Saturday, 11/10. Luther helped with our table decorations for this weekend, Rockwell painted our parade float signs and Barrie members will be helping with chili prep for the United Way Chili Cook Off!

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our program! We rely on your generosity so we can continue our mission and making a difference for kids in our community.

Alicia Norris
Executive Director