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In 2008, it was decided that the City of Hot Springs KidLink website needed a face-lift. The Public Information Department, which manages the city's web presence, began a quest for a partner in this effort. The Public Information Department also envisioned a new site built with the input of Hot Springs youth. Having had very positive experiences with other local EAST Lab departments, they began a collaborative relationship with the Lakeside High School EAST Lab. Facilitator Mary Vitro selected two of her students to work with Public Information Assistant / City Webmaster Jeff Fields.
A series of biweekly meetings was arranged between Jeff Fields and the EAST Lab participants. With the Public Information assistant's guidance, the students gathered resources and began the site-building phase. By the end of the school year, after many challenges and metamorphoses, the new CiviKidz site took shape, culminating in what you see here.
Area youth are encouraged to comment on this site via email. Let us know how we can improve CiviKidz. All constructive input will be reviewed and considered.
Pictured, from left are Lakeside High School student Nathan Anderson, Lakeside High School EASTLab Facilitator Mary Vitro, Lakeside High School student Aaron Watts, and Hot Springs Public Information Assistant Jeff Fields.