Dream Builders with Mission Arlington’s Rainbow Express Program
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on August 28, 2017, August 28, 2017

"Dream Builders" is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults.

The latest Dream Builders focuses on Mission Arlington's Rainbow Express Program, a positive outlet for Arlington's youth during spring break and the summer.

According to Mission Arlington's website, Rainbow Express is the community group's version of a "backyard Bible club." The program calls on volunteers to travel to neighborhoods throughout the City, offering kids in kindergarten through third grade the chance to enjoy crafts, snacks, games, music and Bible stories.

"We've got a lot of volunteers running it," said Mission Arlington staff member Matt Hart. "It used to be our kids in this program. As they've grown up and figured out who they are in life, they now get to give back and do that for other kids."

The total enrollment for Rainbow Express in 2017 for both the spring break and summer programs was about 22,000 students.

Please visit the organization's website for more information and to learn how you can help touch the lives of families in need throughout The American Dream City.

The City's Office of Communication develops programming for MyArlingtonTV. Viewers can find MyArlingtonTV programs on the following cable systems: Spectrum Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and streaming capabilities at www.arlington-tx.gov.

All episodes of Dream Builders are also available on the City's YouTube channel, Facebook page and Twitter account.

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