The Dragon’s Den aims to advance children’s wellness by holistically expanding personal boundaries, and promoting inclusion, understanding, cooperation, and communication among children with various capacities and backgrounds.
Knights of the Dragon
The Knights of the Dragon is our flagship program providing the opportunity for local children to serve as our ambassadors to the Homestead community. The Knights of the Dragon meet twice a week to participate in physical activities (including trips on the challenge course!), arts and crafts, performative arts, and team building exercises. Space is open, but limited, as Dragon’s Den continues to reach out to local kids in Homestead, West Homestead, and Munhall who would like to be involved in this amazing, free program and live within walking distance to the Dragon’s Den. Space is limited to 10. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject “Knights of the Dragon“, or call 412.461.3336 for more information. Preference will be given to local children from 5th-8th grade.
The Knights of the Dragon have been meeting twice weekly since November 2020, and they have accomplished so much since coming together. This February, each of the young Knights performed a monologue on the Dragon’s Den stage for the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest–what’s more, two of our kids received Honorable Mentions for their stellar performances! Since then, the Knights of the Dragon have created logos for a contest sponsored by Venture Outdoors, designed their own mazes under the guidance of a dedicated volunteer with a background in engineering, and begun individual projects ranging from 2D art to clay modeling to songwriting for the upcoming Labsy Awards, sponsored by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
The Dragon’s Den’s philosophy, built on our respect and understanding of children of all abilities, allows us to strive to create an environment conducive to promoting dignity, independence, and appreciation of all those who participate in our programs.