The art room at The Patch is a bright mix of energy, color, and conversation. With walls decorated with inspirational quotes and students' creations, it’s clearly a space where creativity thrives. While crayons and coloring books are always on hand for free time and fun, art projects at The Patch expose youth to a plethora of art forms, including drawing, painting,... Read More
What do you call ten sprouts planting veggies at The Cabbage Patch? The answer is: Seed to Table Garden Club!
Every week, our members get their hands dirty in the courtyard while learning how to care for plants and fresh produce. Our garden is an impressive array of berries, potatoes, vegetables, and herbs. There are also flowers mixed in to attract pollinators,... Read More
Most people would expect kids to steer clear of learning activities after school, but the complete opposite happens at The Patch! The Educational Opportunities Program offers members of The Patch several forms of academic support in a structured environment. Each day, students arrive to a space holding everything they need for academic success, including... Read More
The Seed to Table program has been a long-standing staple at The Patch started by Chef Kathy Cary in 1993, and now stands on its own as an extension of our year-round Seed to Table Program, emphasizing the environmental components of food growth, care, and prep. Starting with a visit to a local farm and ending with opportunities to cook, our kids learn that the... Read More
As summer 2023 kicked off at The Patch, one camp continued its history of being a fan favorite. Rivers and Reels Camp offers 12 to 15-year-olds an introduction to fishing and some of the best places to do it in Louisville and surrounding areas. For one week, campers pile into The Cabbage Patch’s van to navigate a new fishing site each day. This year, campers... Read More
Positive affirmations, food, and fun were in full effect at The Patch’s 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration! Hosted by the Patch Partners young professionals’ group, this year’s celebration offered our youth a break from normal evening programs to celebrate the occasion together. Rain threatened to thwart the day’s plans, but a quick relocation to the gym... Read More
School may be out for summer break, but activity at The Patch is in full swing! Summer camps have begun, offering Patch kids a wide variety of activities all summer long. Our summer camps have been a crowd favorite for current members and alumni alike, with many agreeing that The Patch offers youth unique opportunities that they can't get anywhere else.... Read More
It only takes one spark of hope to change someone’s life.
In 2014, Rev. Calvin Holloway, The Patch’s Manager of Family Development, first met Melanie and her daughter. The two were living with Melanie’s father as Melanie, a single mom, was struggling to balance life and work. She was taking care of her dad, attending nursing school, working 20-25 hours... Read More
Senior Family Support Specialist Doug Holm recently attended a training called “Reframing Childhood Adversity” sponsored by Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. Overall, the session emphasized that child adversity must be framed as a public issue, a preventable problem, and a solvable problem. As the training progressed, Doug recalled memories... Read More
Exciting Summer Camp Announcement from The Patch:
The news you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! We want to share with you our plans for SUMMER! In order to maintain social distancing and keep all of our campers safe and healthy, we will be limiting our summer programs to 8 weeks of day camps and 6 weeks of evening educational enrichment. Due to COVID-19... Read More