- To establish an engaged learning environment in a "special way" to honor the past, showcase the present, encourage and enhance the rural heritage and agricultural industries of Kendall County.
- To empower special needs individuals of Kendall County to achieve their full potential after High School by helping to further their education.
What do you think of when you smell the popcorn and cotton candy? How about the sound of the rodeo or see the light of the carnival. In Kendall County most of us think about the county fair and the childhood memories we cherish there. It is sad to think of a child in our community not able to create these memories just because of a disability.
The Kendall County Fair Association's KC's Kids Program in conjunction with gracious sponsors and heartwarming volunteers make it possible for those children to just be a kid for once and enjoy the fun of the fair! It's not just any fair but one that is designed and orchestrated exclusively for them by the KCFA. Their smiles are infectious.
The objective of the program is to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of agricultural endeavors by enabling these special needs kids to enjoy and participate in functions associated with agriculture and the county fair.
Community Outreach - Promote the KC's Kids Event held during the Fair to the community and other local special needs programs, encourage participation, distributing flyers to encourage prior planning and investigation toward possible individuals participation as a KC's Kid or a KC's buddy.
Enhance Participation - Promoting increased participation by expanding the number of kids we are able to host at our event annually.
Recognition of Participants & Buddies - Providing awards, photo sessions, photo and name acknowledgement in local newspapers, on our website and acknowledgement in the following year’s program.
Scholarship Program Information, Guidelines and Application for
The KC's Kids Scholarship.
We are continuing to develop an excellent strategic plan, business plan, and annual plans of action that solidifies our course into the future. We are establishing our approach to local corporate and private foundations for funding sources. We continue to make presentations and donation requests to local community organizations and business to continue and enhance our program. We are confident that these efforts will increase our community participation, donor base, client participation and our volunteer base.