Absolutely Incredible Kid Day Mar. 21
Created in 1997, Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (AIKD) is Camp Fire’s call to action asking adults to communicate love, encouragement and inspiration to the children of America. This year will be 22 years AIKD has encouraged adults to tell children, our most precious national resource, just how incredibly special they are! It’s so easy: adults can write a letter, post a tweet, and tag (#AIKD) notes to their own children, their nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, neighborhood children and even children they’ve never met!
The ultimate goal is for every child in America to receive an AIKD letter or note. With your commitment, we’ll be spreading words of encouragement to America’s youth and families about how we develop today’s kids into tomorrow’s leaders.
One of our own kids who has grown up in Wichita Falls and been a member of Camp Fire since he was five years old is Nathan Alexander who is now a college student at Prairie View A & M. During the recent Christmas holiday, Nathan worked as a volunteer for Camp Fire nationally and locally each day. Nathan served as a youth member on the Camp Fire North Texas Board of Directors and has been on our Day Camp staff and Swimming Pool staff.
Again this year, Nathan is helping to plan AIKD nationwide and is a member of Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet. One of the things he has done this year in preparation for AIKD is to lead the way by asking Governor Greg Abbott of Texas to join Camp Fire and our many corporate and philanthropic partners on March 21, 2019 in celebration of the amazing kids who impact our community and other communities around the country by doing a Proclamation for AIKD.
Woody Gossom, Wichita County Judge and chairman of Absolutely Incredible Kid Day suggests “Make it your goal on March 21 to send out 12 notes or letters to children you know. By making this challenge, we will increase the number of kids who receive letters. But beyond that challenge are more and more children who will feel highly regarded and admired. Through words of encouragement, we energize the child’s drive for success in the future”.
Nationally, the goal of AIKD is for every child to receive a letter. It can be left on a pillow, mailed, stuck in a lunch box, e-mailed, read over the phone or read in person. Camp Fire wants parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, neighbors, educators, mentors and all adults to participate.
Camp Fire North Texas programs include our Traditional Club program, our After-School (Special Services) program and our Outdoor/Environmental programs (including Day Camp and Swimming).
The local Camp Fire office invites you to pick up letterhead, envelopes and letter writing tips at 2414 Ninth Street, Wichita Falls.
AIKD is sponsored this year by the new movie SHAZAM.
For more information, call 940-322-5209, drop by the office at 2414 Ninth Street, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit our website:www.campfirentx.org.