| RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
STATE OF KANSAS
|Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
For Immediate Release
Friday, October 3, 2003
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
SECRETARY OF STATE RON THORNBURGH READS TO
CHILDREN AT THE CAPPER FOUNDATION
Topeka, KS Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will read to children
ages two and a half to six years old on Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at 10:30 a.m.
as a part of the Capper Foundations Kidlink Preschool and Childcare Program.
I am grateful to be a small part of such a wonderful program,
said Thornburgh. As a father of two boys I understand and appreciate the
benefits of programs like Kidlink and the volunteers and staff who give of their
time and energy. I encourage all Kansans to give back to their communities by
participating in programs like Kidlink.
The Capper Foundation was started in 1920 by Senator Arthur Capper who had
a passion for children with physical disabilities. Now, 80 years later the Capper
Foundation has a new 50,000 square foot facility, state of the art technologies
and more quality programs.
The Kidlink Pre-School and Childcare Program provides cognitive, communicative,
social/emotional, physical, and self-help skills to children with diverse abilities.
The goal is to assist children to develop positive self-esteems, learn to assert
their individuality, experience a sense of independence, and celebrate their
differences. In doing so, children will learn how to maximize their strengths