ART

Chela has taught art throughout Kern County for over 20 years. Chela teaches GRACE participants how to express their creativity using the elements of art. They create projects inspired by classical works, varying cultures, and their own personal lives.

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Ray creates a cross.
Nora is a detailed artist.

COOKING

Crystal Marin, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, and Ursula Jaso, GRACE Mentor teach cooking skills.  Each month Crystal explains the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables and provides a recipe for your participants to use. Ursula leads our weekly cooking and baking sessions - which is a participant favorite.

Crystal teaches nutrition.
Cooking with Ursula.
Making Green Eggs and Ham.
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MUSIC

GRACE Mentor, Ursula Jaso, guides our participants in weekly musical activities.

Ursula leading Are You Sleeping on the x
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POUND FIT

Laura Elrod is a certified Pound Fit Instructor. We enjoy weekly fun as we MOVE, ROCK, PLAY, and MAKE NOISE!  

Laura is our Pound Fit Instructor
GRACE Participants enjoy working out
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Bible Study

GRACE participants are growing deeper in their faith through various teaching techniques. Each lesson includes skits, visuals, worship, and interactive exercises based on the Friendship Ministries curriculum. 

Ursula teaching Bible Study.
Worship.
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Skits make the Bible come alive.

BALLROOM DANCE

Ballroom Dance offers much more than dancing. We are learning proper etiquette & gaining confidence as we share in a large group. Boyd Binninger, our lead dance instructor, is assisted by the amazing & talented Stacey Loubey and Pat Swenson. These dedicated volunteers glide our participants across the floor for weekly FUN! 

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