- Activities like writing out wish lists, shopping for loved ones, and baking cookies.
In September 2016, we were transported back in time by a visit from two Cunningham alumni who had driven all the way from Texas to see their childhood home.
Nathan couldn't wait to tell his Cunningham counselors about his week at summer camp. He especially loved the zip line, though it was a little scary at first, and he had lots of fun bouncing off a floating foam "lily pad" while swimming in the lake.
"Watch me shoot from all the way over here!" 13-year-old Corbin shouted enthusiastically.
As the Olympic fanfare song filled the chapel, five youth formed a circle and stacked their hands on top of the others. In unison, their voices called out, "God, let us work together as your team. GO TEAM!"
When Tate first arrived at Cunningham, I couldn't help but focus on his angry eyes. But that's all changed. The first thing I notice now is his big grin.
Tate's case manager recalls a 12 year old boy arriving at Cunningham Children's Home with a lack of trust, loads of anger, and invisible walls meant to separate himself from everyone else. Creating barriers was a coping mechanism that Tate knew how to use well.