To meet Irene Chomicki is to instantly love her. Her passion for and commitment to children’s learning is inspiring and contagious. I have gotten to know her through our Ennis Chamber of Commerce “SWAP” meetings, where we have to introduce ourselves and our companies in record-breaking time. Irene, along with most of us, has a hard time staying within the time constraint – but for her, it’s because she is so dedicated to her purpose and goals that it’s hard to condense that into sixty seconds!
Irene and her husband Joe own and operate TX Bricks 4 Him, Inc. here in Ellis County, TX, Doing Business As (DBA) Bricks 4 Kidz® and Bricks 4 Biz®. Bricks 4 Kidz® is a franchise business that uses LEGO® bricks to teach kids more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), but also about creativity and working together. Kids are able to hands-on stretch their little brains to learn more, as they are physically working out these models with other children. The Chomickis can also come alongside a business as Bricks 4 Biz® and use these LEGOs to promote strategic thinking and team-building with adults. Many of us played with LEGOs as kids, and no one is ever too old to enjoy them into adulthood – well, except when we step on them at night!
Ellis County Bricks 4 Kidz® is a mobile enterprise. This allows the Chomickis to travel all around the county and host classes for kids and seminars for working adults. This convenience gives them the freedom to provide their services and spread their passion to people across the area. They can also travel to birthday parties, host summer camps, and provide Kidz Night Out, which allows parents to go out while their kids are learning and having fun.
Irene’s dream is, “I am hoping and praying that Bricks 4 Kidz® will someday be able to teach after-school classes in every public elementary school in Ellis County, TX.” She so fully believes that Bricks 4 Kidz® is not only helping kids learn STEM fundamentals, but it is also shaping them as human beings. To come alongside kids across this county – including those who are underprivileged and may not have access to a program like this – and be able to pour into them knowledge through play, but also provide a caring, loving, and safe atmosphere for them to thrive, is her passion. The vision statement for Ellis County Bricks 4 Kidz® is, “A world where every child discovers their brilliance!” Irene and Joe are committed to seeing this vision through for the kids in our communities across the county.
For more information about Ellis County Bricks 4 Kidz®, or to contact the Chomickis, please visit their website here. Their September Kidz Night Out will be at Red Oak First United Methodist Church on Friday the 20th from 6:00-8:30. Click here to register!