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2023 Summer Sensation

SOS can help create healthy and violence-free communities by educating youth about a variety of issues, not just during the school year, but the summer too. SOS recently concluded an interactive and educational summer camp called Summer Sensation for youth in the Marais des Cygnes Valley (MdCV) area for children in grades K-5. SOS Outreach Prevention Education Coordinator Danielle Armitage met with children each week for fun and educational activities. During the camp the children completed a variety of creative craft projects, tie-dyed t-shirts, learned about nutrition and other important topics, and participated in multiple team building exercises focused on team-work skills. The camp was also visited by the county attorney's office with Judge Rush, the Osage County Sheriff's Department, and Frontier Extension District Agent Anita Sobba, along with others. Local individuals and organizations donated nutritious lunches and snacks for the camp.

SOS believes bullying, healthy relationships, internet and personal safety and the ability to identify safe adults are crucial pieces to the growth and development of young children, and Summer Sensation helps to educate children about these ideas. SOS will continue teaching important concepts related to personal safety in MdCV classrooms during the school year.

These types of skills SOS seeks to develop are important for youth to be successful in school settings and their lives. Therefore, it is important to SOS that the organization continues providing educational opportunities as a free service to this school district and others.

Summer Sensation was started in 2015, and during that time it has been made possible by the help of Osage County District Court personnel, Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club, MdCV Elementary Principal Twila Wollenberg, Frontier Extension District Agent Anita Sobba, 4th Judicial District Chief Judge Wine, the County Attorney's office, and Osage County Sheriff's Department.

SOS provides free prevention educational programs to schools, organizations, and businesses. To learn more about the various curriculums or presentations offered or to learn about having SOS visit, please contact or call 620-343-8799.

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