First Annual Lisa Foy-Dupuis Award Revealed at KITE’s Annual Meeting

As important as state and local leadership is to shaping the policies and practices that support KITE’s work in our community, we recognize that our hero’s are really the individuals who’s spirit courage and work ethic have driven them to envision, and advocate for, and create the programs resources and …

KITE Reveals 2020-2021 Children’s Champion

This year is truly bittersweet for KITE as we present the Children’s Champion Award posthumously and in honor of Joyce Hall and her work on The Enfield Board of Education.   I have worked as an educator in our public schools for the past 27 years, and for all of my …

KITE Receives Two Mini Grants for Enfield Unplugged Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KITE Receives Two Mini-Grants for Enfield Unplugged Week Enfield, CT – April 2021 Enfield KITE is excited to announce the receipt of two mini-grants from the Enfield Culture and Arts Commission to support Enfield Unplugged Week May 10th – 14th.   Unplugged Week encourages families to unplug …

KITE Hosted a Virtual Question & Answer Night for Kindergarten Parents

On April 23, 2021, KITE hosted over 90 parents and educators for a virtual Transition to Kindergarten night.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Enfield Public School was unable to host an in-person event this year.  The Transition to Kindergarten Series enabled KITE to transform the experience virtually with a 3-part Series. …

KITE will host Enfield’s Transition to Kindergarten Virtual Series in April

KITE, in partnership with the Enfield Public Schools is working to develop a 3-part Transition to Kindergarten Series. The series is for parents of children who will enter kindergarten in September.  Parents will learn about the registration process, the kindergarten curriculum and structure of a kindergarten day. Speakers include, the …

KITE Partners with Enfield FRC and Asnuntuck for Month Long Diversity Initiative

Dive into Diversity! KITE, in partnership with Asnuntuck Community College and Enfield Family Resource Center will be sharing a daily activity, book, or song for your family to honor the diversity we have right here in Enfield! These ideas are simple, meaningful, and fun ways to talk to your children …

Congressman Courtney, Skip Kodak and Peg Oliveira Highlight KITE’s Annual Meeting

On October 8th, KITE held its 2019-2020 Annual Meeting for the first time over zoom. The theme for this year’s celebration, “How KITE Adapted to the challenges of Covid-19 to help children and families in Enfield”.  The meeting welcomed an impressive array of over 40 guests, each uniquely involved in …

KITE Presents Christopher Drezek with the 2020 Children’s Champion Award

On Oct 6th, KITE’s 2020 Annual Meeting was held for the first time on Zoom.  The evening celebrated the positive outcomes of agencies and organizations working in collaboration, and how KITE adapted to support children and families with the challenges brought on by the pandemic. “Presenting the Children’s Champion Award …

KITE 19-20 Community Report Released

In the early spring of 2020, the world changed overnight. While the doors closed to schools, businesses and social interactions, KITE quickly responded by reimagining their work to meet the needs of children and families in Enfield. These are examples of how the collaborative adapted… See Past Reports