Moody Manor Kids Speak!
The children in the Woodberry Park Kids, Cartooning, and Chess program at the Mareda Center have been thinking of what they would do as Mayor of Toledo, and are planning to share it with the man currently holding that position.
On June 3, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Mayor Mike Bell will visit students enrolled in Woodberry Park Kids, Cartooning, and Chess at the Inez Nash Park (206 E. Bancroft Street), just a few blocks from where the children usually meet.
Through the Kids, Cartooning, and Chess program, 5th through 8th grade students from the Moody Manor apartment complex participate in weekly sessions where they are given the opportunity to develop in their strategic and creative thinking by playing chess, drawing cartoon strips, and art.
Recently, they have been preparing comic art communicating their priorities if given the chance to be Mayor. Beyond the skills they learn, participants also enhance their ability to express creativity, learn proper social and sportsmanlike conduct, and spend time in a nurturing, safe, and caring environment.