March 24, 2016
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Camp Fire’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® honors our nation’s youth by asking adults to write letters of encouragement and inspiration to the incredible kids in their lives. It is a simple, meaningful way to let youth know how much they are appreciated.
Join Camp Fire and our many corporate and philanthropic partners as we celebrate the amazing kids who impact our community and communities around the country. Youth from around the nation will be celebrating along with you as we recognize absolutely incredible kids at Camp Fire council events around the nation, on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, in video on YouTube and at live events.
AIKD is a day designated to honor our nation’s youth. Adults and teens are asked to write, post, tweet, and tag (#AIKD) notes of encouragement and inspiration. It is a simple, meaningful way to let youth know how much they are appreciated. Lives are changed by this simple act of love and kindness.
Our 2015 Absolutely Incredible Kid Day Champions
Danny & Carla O’Neill
Danny O’Neill is the Founder, President & “Bean Baron” of The Roasterie, delivering Kansas City’s Best air-roasted coffee. Together, he and his wife Carla are the family champions of our 2015 event.
“Camp Fire is extremely important to Carla for a number of reasons. First of all, there is nothing more important than the future of this community’s children; Camp Fire is intentional and deliberate in how they help prepare our precious children to both be solid citizens as well as our future leaders. Camp Fire has decades of experience in teaching children so that it is fun, meaningful and “sticky.” These are the skills that they build on for the rest of their lives. Carla and I are honored to play but a very small role in this awesome organization.”
Leigh Anne Taylor Knight
Our education champion is Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Executive Director of the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium.
Leigh Anne facilitates the collaborative efforts of four research institutions, more than 30 public school districts, and multiple private, parochial and charter schools. In conjunction with local education agencies, foundations, chambers, state departments and economic development entities, the consortium is dedicated to improving P20 education for all students by providing powerful tools for data-driven educational research and evaluation to improve practice and policy.
Leigh Anne has been recognized for exceptional skills in advancing technology efforts and engaging businesses, parents and other community partners in modern education initiatives. She fully enjoys volunteering as a mentor and serving on boards of Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge, Griffiths Leadership Society and MU’s College of Human Environmental Sciences.