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Their Future Looks Bright PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 July 2015 08:40

By Nathan Whitlock
Saint Xavier High School Class of 2018

nathan_whitlock72Inspiring is one of many words that comes to mind when thinking back onto the week of innovation I had with the young thoughtful minds at St. Vincent de Paul's Camp Invention.

When I first walked into their spectacular new facility, called the Family Success Center, I didn't know what to expect. The first day of camp, the students worked on special inventions that would change the world for the better. The inventions ranged from flying phones to magic school buses.

Using imagination and hard work, the students worked vigorously making their inventions out of cardboard and plastic soda bottles. In these moments I saw how, as we grow older, we don't use our imagination as often as we should.

Watching the kiddos work meticulously with their small hands on something they believed in gave me hope for the future. For instance, we would see cardboard but they would see endless possibilities and combinations of fantastical ideas.

Imagination is the key to their success. Everyone of those kids has something to offer to this world, and at Camp Invention they just gave us a sample of what is to come.

They have brilliant ideas of magical machines. Their minds are bursting with vibrant ideas. The children are our future--and from what I can see, we'll be okay.

 
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St. Vincent de Paul | LouisvilleIf you or someone you know is homeless and needs help with housing, call (502) 272-2134. Print our 2015 Housing Application.

If you need other help, such as food, clothing, or assistance paying utility bills, call (502) 584-2480, ext. 345.

St. Vincent de Paul conducts business in accordance with federal and local fair housing laws. We do not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, familial status, or sexual orientation.

 
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We are located just a few blocks south of East Broadway between Kentucky and St. Catherine streets in downtown Louisville.

1015-C South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40203

(502) 584-2480

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