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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Charades At Kidzz Advisory Board Meeting & Kids Chat Game Night

The amazing Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board of Kids met this evening to view our recent video “Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board members giving insights about their work”.

There was tons of laughter, cheering and clapping. I could not resist taking pictures of the gang watching their video for the first time!

The Advisory Board then continued their important conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kidzz Helping Kidzz.

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The discussion was led by Aaliyah who has been part of our Advisory Board since 2018. Aaliyah shared about the work that the Kitsap Youth Activism Team and Black Student Union is doing throughout the school district.

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We also discussed the concept of microaggressions and cited examples of the types of microaggressions that we have seen.

We shared our desire and interest in recruiting people of color to our Advisory Board and Board of Directors and reviewed the statement on our homepage:

Kidzz Helping Kidzz acknowledges that racism and discrimination of any kind undermines the health of individuals, families and communities. We pledge to work against individual, interpersonal, and institutional racism and discrimination in all of its many forms. Black Lives Matter. The Lives of People of Color Matter. Your Life Matters.

Diversity, equity and inclusion needs to be an ongoing conversation. We are committed to learning and growing as we strive for more inclusion and welcoming of difference.

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Our Advisory Board discussed activities for June and July. Our focus next month is to work with homeless youth at The Coffee Oasis. We will be playing games with the youth and helping them to paint a wall that is covered with graffiti.

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In July, we will be having our annual Kidzz Helping Kidzz retreat. After mapping out our schedule, we began our fun filled evening of Kids Chat. Our game night consisted of playing charades.

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Charades is a great game for people of all ages and group sizes. The objective of Charades is to guess a word or phrase that another player is acting out.

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The player is not allowed to talk while they are acting. We divided the players up into two different teams who guessed against each other.

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Both teams agreed upon 6 categories and wrote them on the board. Each player then wrote down common words or phrases on sheets of paper that fit with one of the categories.

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The words or phrases were then given to the opposing team to draw at random when it was their turn. The player is not allowed to talk while they are acting.

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Each team had one minute to guess the word or phrase the player was acting out. The kids then decided to include the entire team as players in the game.

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Kids Chat meets the second Saturday of each month from 6:30-8pm.

If you have a kid between the ages 10-17 (or are one yourself), please contact us here to get more information about our Kids Chat game night.

Learn more about participating in one of our programs that makes a difference in the lives of other kids and families.

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