Energy is Life!

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Linda Freeman

It’s been a busy week! On Saturday, two of our KidPower2015 Earth Day Ambassadors, Annabelle and Destiny, took one of our new bikes out for a spin. This is one of the bikes that we will be using to construct the bicycle generators for the KidPower2015 Earth Day Project. This particular bike will travel across the State of Florida as a renewable energy learning activity on Children of Inmates (COI) Spring Bonding Visits at Florida Department of Corrections facilities. Annabelle and Destiny will be two of our spokespeople for the project and will lead our Skype conversation with the kids at Light of Future School #1 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The children at the Light of Future School #1 will be building a similar bicycle generator. All of the children will be learning about the sources of energy, the importance of renewable energy in their future, and the challenge of energy access around the world.

Then on Wednesday, I was in Tallahassee with our COI leadership team to host our inaugural COI SuperHero Award Ceremony in the Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee, Florida. We recognized ten elected officials, child advocates, and Florida Department of Corrections (FLDOC) staff for their support of COI and helping the program expand Statewide. Here is a sample of what the award looks like. The awardees were thrilled to receive an award depicting them as a superhero:

A group of these COI Superheroes will be traveling on one of the COI Spring Bonding Visits inside FLDOC Corrections facilities. They are looking forward to participating in the KidPower2015 Earth Day Project, as well.

I can’t wait! It’s going to be amazing.

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

(?Hebrews? ?13?:?16? NIV)

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(Photo credits: Annabelle and Destiny with red bike, Nancy Enriquez, March 2015; Light of Future School #1, Lacy Beach, February 2015; COI SuperHero Awardees and COI Team, Linda Freeman, March 2015; SuperHero Award, Linda Freeman, March 2015)

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