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We all have different learning styles. We know through the continued success of programs like Sesame Street and other popular kid’s networks, children relate to and love puppets.

Our community is fortunate to have the Rappahannock Area Kids on the Block youth puppet prevention education program. The 3½ foot tall “puppet kids” discuss important (and often sensitive) topics in a clear, non-threatening manner while dispelling myths and providing useful information through role-modeling positive behaviors. Each performance helps youth understand how to better express positive feelings, build effective communication, and relationship skills. Performances provide a platform for discussion about the topic where the audience can speak directly to the “kid puppet” about their experiences, solutions to the problem at hand, and knowledge they can take with them.

Rappahannock Area Kids on the Block is pleased to provide educational performances on the following topics:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention
  • Automobile, Bike Safety, Sun & Water Safety
  • Avoiding Gangs & Violence
  • Bully Prevention & School Safety
  • Celebrating Individual Differences
  • Coping with Crisis; Children’s Mental Health
  • Deployment & Return Helping Military Children Cope
  • Diabetes (Juvenile, type 1)
  • Disabilities, Acceptance & Understanding
  • (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Seeing Impaired)
  • Diversity
  • Early Learning Series Life Lessons, Being a Good Person & Self Esteem
  • Emotional Disturbance Understanding (major affective disorder in youth)
  • First Aid & Fire Safety
  • Healthy Bodies, Healthy Habits; Combating Childhood Obesity
  • Making New Friends
  • Physical Abuse & Sexual Abuse Prevention

Want to learn more about RAKOB programs and opportunities?

Please contact us to schedule a program or get specific information on the topics listed above.

  • Call 540-940-2325 or email rakob@rappahannockareacsb.org to schedule a performance for the children in your life.
  • Become a volunteer puppeteer!
  • As a 501C3 non-profit organization in the Fredericksburg and surrounding counties for more that 20 years, RAKOB relies on community support to provide programming to more than 10,000 children each year.

   The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board serves as the fiscal agent for RAKOB.

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