Community NeedWorking parents who have teenagers and young adults with special needs are limited in the type of care offered in our community. Typical afterschool programs cannot accommodate them, they cannot be home alone, and they cannot participate in a child care setting due to the age gaps between the students and the younger children in care.
We have a vision to enhance our students’experiences beyond the classroom and increase their independent living skills. Transportation is critical to accomplish that vision. Last year, we raised $10,000 to take our students to community
outings twice a week.
Impact of Your Investment
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can only
come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
TEENS IN MOTION
Teens in Motion is an after school program for high school students with developmental disabilities. This program allows parents to work and be comfortable knowing their child is in a safe and engaging environment.
Learn more about the Teens in Motion Program HERE.
What can my gift do?
A month supply of a CSA box full of seasonal fruits and vegetables to help with cooking skills for Teens in Motion.
Equips one Teens in Motion classroom with cooking supplies and adaptive equipment for yoga.
Provides public transportation passes for an entire classroom of 18 Teens in Motion students for one month.
Transports Teens in Motion students to three field trips over the summer.
Allows all of our students from each of our Teens in Motion sites to participate in a group field trip.