And the Winning 2022 #FreeHugs Postcard Is…

Thank you to everyone who has participated by submitting wonderful designs and voting for our 2022 #FreeHugs postcard! We are so grateful to Jonny Division Martinez for such creative contributions. She designed 3 wonderful postcards for us and through your votes, one was chosen! Jonny is an Early Childhood Education (PreK – 4) major with […]

Top 5 Fall Activities For Your Team

Fall is a perfect time for team building. A team could consist of people you work with, your friends, family, anyone really. A few weeks ago my friends and I went on a cabin trip. We needed some time away from life and to have a little fun. While on this trip, we decided we […]

Design Our 2022 #FreeHugs Postcard!

Are you a creative person? Does your art dazzle, amaze, and inspire? Do you want the opportunity to have your original design travel across the world? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Here’s the rundown: Swift Kick loves free hugs, both virtual and in-person. We want to spread that love as far as it […]

Community Leadership Checklist

Getting ready to pack up and head to work can be stressful at times. I have forgotten my medicine, my laptop, important documents, a pen, MY COFFEE (big no-no) and several other things. If it wasn’t for my checklist I would probably forget my pants… Because of this, I decided to create a checklist for […]

Working In A Community You Love

It’s 7:30 in the morning and my alarm is buzzing. Time to wake up and get ready for work! I know not a lot of people put excitement behind that statement, however, I am lucky enough to say I do. Waking up and going to work is an exciting task for me. Why? Because I […]

Everyone Plays a Role in Engagement: Finding Community Leaders

DFT Tip #35

“You have to meet Ms. Peaches! Everyone loves her. She takes time to talk with each one of us to really understand the challenges we’re facing. When I talk with her, I can tell she really cares about our success. She goes out of her way to help anyone who needs it.” When I first […]

4 Unique Virtual Events Hosted by Colleges

Believe it or not, I was really looking forward to wedding season this year. We had four weddings to go to, and I was so excited to have a chance to wear four different pretty dresses and force my husband to dance with me. So I can only imagine how it feels for all the […]

Pillow Fights and Multiple Levels of Engagement

Packed Union Sq with text

DFT Lesson #2 is the foundation for the rest of our philosophy on engagement. Because from now on, you’ll know that there are multiple levels of engagement and the goal is to keep moving people towards Level 5 because that’s were the action is.

Tips for Time Management in Your Busy Season

Here at Swift Kick, August is our busy season. It is such a crazy time that even the word “August” brings chills up our spines and butterflies in our stomachs. Tom and Melissa are out speaking while Sabina, Jay and I are running the show behind the scenes. Think Wizard of Oz…but with less flying […]

Your Graphic T-Shirt is Begging for Connection

My brother and I were visiting a relative in the hospital. When it was time for me to go home, my brother offered to walk me to my car. As we walked  down the shiny corridors, we passed a room that had the door open. We noticed a younger man straight up staring at us […]