One of the greatest adventures a Cabbage Patch member can experience is our 100 mile biking and camping trip. The journey is full of lessons in perseverance, resilience and respect for our environment. Before we even set wheels on the trail, however, there are other lessons to be learned. We teach young people to be prepared by inspecting and servicing their... Read More
Several new friends have joined us in profoundly changing lives as 2019 Cabbage Patch Board members! We are grateful for their commitments and will be introducing them here, a few at a time, over the next few weeks.
Mark Pfeifer is a former Patch Board President who joins us for a new term of profoundly changing lives! He is a Professor of Medicine and... Read More
Musician Jim McGee led 10 two-hour sessions of the Music and Rhythm group in November and December 2018, which engaged kids in performance of diverse indigenous music of Kentucky including gospel song, freedom song, blues, call and response spirituals, jug band, jazz, KY fiddle tunes, holiday songs, kids songs R & B, and hip hop percussion. The goal of the... Read More
Several new friends have joined us in profoundly changing lives as 2019 Cabbage Patch Board members! We are grateful for their commitments and will be introducing them here, a few at a time, over the next few weeks. First up, David Dorsey and Emily Lawrence!
David Dorsey is retired from Brown-Forman. He is married to Lee Ann and they have three grown children.... Read More
What good friends the children of The Patch have at Robert Half! For the seventh year in a row, the Robert Half Christmas Party treated Patch members to dinner, games and gifts during one of the most anticipated events of the year. Based on good behavior and active participation, 30 Cabbage Patch members earned the privilege of participating in the party.
Children... Read More
Did you have a lot of direction when you were growing up about financial responsibility? Financial literacy is something that is often left out of a young person’s educational journey, but it’s very important! Thanks to PNC and State Farm, The Cabbage Patch is able to provide this much-needed program.
Andrew* started out at The Cabbage Patch as a Teen... Read More
Each spring, Cabbage Patch staff members take a group of children to Central Park to spruce up the landscaping. The other volunteers refer to The Cabbage Patch kids as the “Garden Ninjas.” They replant pansies, mulch and pull weeds. It would be a big job for just one or two volunteers, but because they all work together, they make quick work of beautifying... Read More
“I didn’t know there was this much water in the world!” shouted Harper* as she gazed out over Niagara Falls. Harper was part of a group of six Cabbage Patch members who went on a trip to Canada as part of our Global Civic Engagement program. The Patch has long been expanding the horizons of at-risk youth with travel camps, and the trip to Ottawa further... Read More
Grit is defined by Merriam-Webster as “firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.” Recently, we spoke with our client, Samantha* and realized that she is a very “gritty” person.
Samantha graduated with her associate’s degree in paralegal studies in the spring of 2017. Since then, she has been working very... Read More
Once a month, families gather for a Patch Parents meeting, where they share a meal and receive information and resources that help improve their quality of life. At one such meeting, tables surrounding the room were covered with books. Having collected excess book donations for several months, the Educational Opportunities staff members were able to share with... Read More