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Kindergartners Explore their Inner Hero

Is there a better way to spend the afternoon than helping kindergartners create alter-egos?

Nick with volunteers

Team Awesome in Action doesn’t think so!

Nick, Lead Cool Guy of Awesome in Action, took job coach, Audrey, and Awesome Volunteers; Alex, Thalia, and Olivia on a great adventure to T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge. There, we visited his old stomping grounds and some of his favorite teachers in their new location!

Nick with Amy Jenes



Great and knowledgeable kindergarten teacher, Amy Jenes, invited the team to her classroom to share a presentation with all of the TPAAK kinders.







The students learned about how Nick found his inner strengths, and then used that knowledge to find their own “super powers” to create a new team of Kinder super heroes!




Many super heroes were created that day, including Rainbow Girl, Basketball Boy, and Racer X!




 The kids even helped Nick create and try on a mask… Look at those super helpers! 

Nick and Brodie


Nick had a great time with his friend, Brodie, who was part of the kindergarten class!

We hope we helped all these wonderful kids understand how great they truly are, and to use their strengths proudly as they continue to grow and learn!

Until next time, fellow super heroes….remember what Michelangelo says:

michelangelo“Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”

“Selam” from the T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge Kindergarten Class!

Selam means “hello” in the Amharic language, one commonly spoken in Ethiopia where Nick grew up.


Nick tells the kids where to sit

He got to share this information, and more, at T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge , yesterday afternoon.


The Kids listened and joined in to the story, as Nick read his book, Helping in Action.



Reading the book




Hanging out with the kinders!


They enjoyed all of the artifacts Nick brought from Africa to share, and had a chance to ask Nick some questions about his life and his childhood in Ethiopia.


Touching the African artifacts!

We are always grateful to the kindergarten teachers, Ms. Jenes, and Ms. Amott, for inviting us into their classroom.



Hope to see you again, TPAAK!

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