On a windy day in Missouri, 16 year old Cara* was lagging behind her fellow Cabbage Patchers during the Spring Break biking and camping trip. Biking isn't her favorite way to spend the day, but it's a big part of the Leadership Development Club, and Cara is always a team player. The previous evening, she and the other girls returned to the campsite after a long... Read More
Imagine how exciting a camp adventure would be for a child who rarely leaves the city! Most of the young people served by The Cabbage Patch live in urban neighborhoods, and the outdoor experiences that they have with The Patch truly broaden their horizons. For the past five years, Tim Horton Camp Kentahten has generously provided a camp weekend for approximately... Read More
The Cabbage Patch Board of Directors is a diverse group, and each Board member brings a very unique set of talents and connections to our mission. We value their guidance in financial matters, strategic planning, marketing plans and more, and ask any Cabbage Patch Board member why they serve and the answer will be the same: it's all about the children! We organized... Read More
At The Cabbage Patch, we seek out the best local talent to support our mission. Creative people in our community are wonderful role models for the children we serve, so were were thrilled to partner with Jecorey Arthur, known as 1200 on stage, to present a music production workshop!
1200 is an elementary school music teacher and hip hop performer. As a... Read More
What's in a game? Most would say fun and entertainment, but at The Cabbage Patch, we look a little deeper and find opportunities to engage children in important lessons. The trick of educating children while they think they are playing is what makes our Educational Opportunities department so successful.
New in the Educational Opportunities department is Patch... Read More
Children often get frustrated when they are challenged in difficult subjects, but at The Cabbage Patch, they know that perseverance and patience will be rewarded. The Patch's reading program was created after it was identified that many of our elementary school members were behind in their reading skills by at least a grade level. Because these students struggled... Read More
"T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." The familiar refrain never fails to capture the hearts and imaginations of people young and old at Christmas time. And so a young Cabbage Patch performing arts participant decided the share these words with his Patch family during a reading at the Christmas... Read More
When the time came to develop a theme for the 2015 Annual Auction, we looked to the success stories of our alumni for inspiration. Many Cabbage Patch members have made history in their families by becoming the first to go to college, the first to earn a degree...the first to show future generations what is possible. Where can history go from there? The accomplishment... Read More
"Let us entertain you!"
The chorus refrain from one of the final numbers of The Cabbage Patch's Musical Theater Day Camp Talent Share brought cheers from the audience members, who were indeed entertained by performances in dance, stepping, song and more! This year, The Patch was proud to partner with Vault 1031, a local non-profit that is revitalizing the... Read More
"What is in this butter?!" a girl asked Chef Edward Lee during Young Chef Day Camp, eliciting laughs from fellow campers. It was the question they had all wanted to ask; they had never tasted anything like it. Chef Lee, who was hosting the group for a gourmet meal at his renowned restaurant 610 Magnolia, took the opportunity to teach the children about sorghum,... Read More