About Kids Community Kingdom
Kids Community Kingdom is a 501 C (3) organization founded in 2014 by Pam Miley. Pam is the owner of Little Red Schoolhouse in Covington, La. and has over 40 years experience as a specialist in early childhood education. Kids Community Kingdom was formed to provide opportunities for children of working families to have programs available that due to economic circumstances they ordinarily would not have access to. From her experience as an educator, Pam recognizes and has seen that every young person has innate gifts and talents that are all too often not utilized to their full potential.
Robert Neyland, the Artistic Director of The Theatre & Music Project has over 25 years experience in Theatrical & Musical productions. As a licensed minister to youth, Robert understands the need to see young people connect with their gifts and talents to help realize and maximize the potential that is inside of them. It is the goal and mission of Kids Community Kingdom to implement programs that help each child identify their talents and instill confidence and self esteem to allow them to realize vocational opportunities that allow them to pursue their passion.
Programs are designed to allow children to participate in a variety of areas. From Theatre & Music Performing Arts Programs, health and vocational classes to stimulating Summer Camps and much needed after school care, Kids Community Kingdom seeks to partner with families to help their children excel in an ever changing economic environment. As our young people develop and recognize their talents and self esteem, they will be a positive peer influence to combat apathy, hopelessness and negative behaviors like bullying and substance abuse.
“Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.”
"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children."
“Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love.”
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
'To recognize and develop gifts and talents in the young people in our community. To encourage and facilitate self esteem and create vocational opportunities to help a generation live their dreams and follow their passions in life"
The Core Values of Kids Community Kingdom are - Encouragement, Affirmation, Ethical Choices and Fostering Self Confidence.
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it"
“One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.”
“You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.”
"Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to all in word, in conversation, in charity,in spirit, in faith and in purity."