December 12, 2020 - Daytona Beach News-Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
ABOUT THIS SERIES: Founded in 2007, Food Brings Hope provides afterschool programs in 27 schools in Volusia County and two in Flagler County. The programs provide at-risk students opportunities to improve grades, have fun, and receive nourishing food. Throughout the holidays, The News-Journal is highlighting the program by publishing the stories of some of its young participants. For more information, visit foodbringshope.org.
My name is Olivia Petit-Spiller. I am 8 years old and am a third-grade student at Enterprise Elementary School. I have been in the KidsZone program for one year. My favorite school subject is science and I hope to be a zookeeper or a teacher after college.
I have one sister, Emma. I want to see my cousin in Texas for Christmas, but I don't think we'll be able to travel this year. I would love to receive a braceletmaking kit as a gift. If I could give a gift to other children, I would give a helicopter to a child whose family can't afford toys.
I have made a lot of new friends in KidsZone. My best friends are Joshua, Afsa and Audrey.
My favorite thing about KidsZone is the extra time I get with my teacher, snacks, and playtime before tutoring. KidsZone is helping me become a better reader.