lunes, 18 de abril de 2011

Light and Leadership: The 5K... Just Around the Corner!

Light and Leadership is gearing up for our first 5K run/walk! We are looking for runners and walkers to support LLI's programs, so sign up now. Sign up now online* and receive a free t-shirt** and some pretty great goodies.

The 5K will be held on April 30th at Yankee Woods in Oak Forest, Illinois (165th and Central Avenue). Both adults and kids are welcome to participate, see our application online for registration fees. Race starts at 8 am.

Questions? Contact

Special thanks to our 5K sponsors:

Olive Branch Counseling Associates, Inc.
Oak Lawn Toyota
Monica Kendall - Aflac (
CL Coatings
Harrington & Associates
New Balance
Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Clinical Associates in Counseling LLC

Thanks and happy running/walking for LLI!

*If you do not receive an email confirmation after submitting your online form, please contact Lara DeVries at
**T-shirts given out to the first 150 runners.

jueves, 7 de abril de 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.....

...that is, LLI's Field Trip Season! And it's back!

At the end of March, LLI kicked off our field trip season with a visit to the Huachipa Zoo with Zone Z kids and a visit to Lima's Art museum with our drawing workshop students. Check out the pictures below and we know you'll agree with our kids (and volunteers)... Field trips are wonderful.

At the zoo, kids learned about all different kinds of animals, then participated in a hands-on habitat workshop.

Coolest kids at the zoo!

Building Habitat Displays

Dinosaur + Edd = Smiling Kids

The art museum was a blast-- none of the students had ever been there, so this was a first and a memorable trip!

Drawing class in the museum lobby

Chowing down on some delicious ice cream

Please contact to learn how you can sponsor a field trip for as little as $100 USD!

Published by Lara DeVries on behalf of Light and Leadership. Special thanks to Mimosa Lindstrom for coordinating the field trips and Edd Elliot, Connie Wood, and Kim Smith for being great volunteers (and for passing along photos).