RSK Leadership Studio dedicated to Chelsea Feddema opens
Rose City Kids executive directors Sonya Wieringa and John Wieringa and Chelsea Feddema’s parents Donna and Harold Feddema celebrated the grand opening Saturday of the Rose City Kids Leadership Studio dedicated to Chelsea.
Rose City Kids held a grand opening Saturday, officially opening the newly renovated Rose City Kids Leadership Studio. The studio is dedicated to Rose City Kids volunteer Chelsea Feddema was killed in 2012 after being struck by a vehicle while riding her horse.
“This facility is dedicated to one of our volunteers, Chelsea Feddema, who died in 2012,” Rose City Kids executive director and founder Sonya Wierenga. “She was an amazing volunteer with us, she was vibrant and wonderful and connected with the kids. She touched the lives of many people.”
When participants reach a certain age, they can apply for the leadership program and after two years of training, they will be able to help with the regular programs.
“Sonya and company, we are deeply humbled that you would honour Chelsea in this way,” said her mother Donna Feddema before cutting the ribbon. “We can’t think of anything that would be more fitting than something that would involve kids and learning and fun and Jesus Christ.”
“I consider this taking your next step in your process of taking kids to adults,” Welland Mayor Frank Campion said at the opening. “I think this is a fantastic idea, it’s going to be well used and it’s a complete package.”
Rose City Kids is dedicated to helping out children from low income families in the community. They provide a variety of programs that help children build healthy relationships, provide them with role-modeling and offer them practical assistance and help them develop healthy attitudes that help reduce the cycle of poverty.
For more information, please visit the Rose City Kids website: http://www.rosecitykids.com/