We have also successfully provided each child with a level of security in the water that they did not have prior to entering the program. We do not expect each child to pass their swim test by the end of the week, but we do expect them to leave on Friday with new skills, comfort, confidence in their new abilities and a desire to return on Monday.

Go for Green

The most surprising aspect of this project is how many kids just like us and younger don’t have access to items that come so easy to us. We know we can go into the school year with all the supplies we need and clothes, while these kids wonder every day where they will get things from. Also, one challenge has been gathering the needed information in the summer months due to lack of constant communication at the newly added and previously serviced feeder school sites. We learned that putting together a master list of items is important because since we are adding elementary schools to our program, the needs of those students are very different than those of middle or high schoolers. By taking the time to carefully consider the project needs, we will be able to better satisfy our commitment to these students.

My Fair Ladies

What a treat it was to work with the students of the 2016 Philanthropy Tank. I was so impressed with their commitment, their tenacity and genuine drive to make our community a better place for all its residents. Helping them hone their presentation was such fun and watching their growth from start to finish was very rewarding indeed.  Our community has a bright future in store with these students leading the fray.

Julie Rowe, Director of Education, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

I thought it was a great experience!  I was excited to use the craft I have been learning in a practical, everyday experience.  I very much enjoyed teaching and learning with the students and their mentors and would gladly do it all again.

Vincent Bolchoz, Professional Training Program student, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

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