MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Several Moss Point children wanted to show their parents just how much they love them. On Saturday, they stood on Main Street, and picketed for Mom and Dad.
The children are part of the Kids Care Network. And on National Parents Day, they felt a few hours holding signs that celebrate their parents would be the proper way to honor them. For much of the morning, drivers who passed the parade of children honked horns in support of Mom and Dad. And then the rains came. And that part of the rally got washed out.
The Kids Care Network meets weekly to have discussions about the importance of giving back to the community. This is the summer program's first year operating. And the kids say they're thrilled to be a part of it. The Kids Care Network is sponsored by Trinity Outreach Corporations Community Leadership Development Institute "I Was Here" Youth Development Program. It is funded by a mini grant from Steps Coalition Biloxi, MS and Neighborworks of America Washington, D.C.
Kharion Kingkemp is one of the students in the program. He likes Kids Care because it teaches him how to be a good role model for other people.
Since this is the program's first year, organizers are working on guidelines and regulations for their group. Myya Robinson is the program's director. She said it was the children who decided to recognize Parents Appreciation Day. "They had their signs saying honk for your parents, we love our parents, we're the Kids Care Network, and just show us some love," said Robinson.
The children spend their time together doing various service projects like garden clean up, and feeding the homeless. Kyrianna Jackson is one of the students in the program. What she likes is helping the world become a better place.