Thank you, Kiwanis Club!

July 07, 2020

A grant received this week from the Kiwanis Club of Schenectady will allow the school to purchase new supplies and materials for our Social Skills Development and Healthy Food Program in the 2020-21 school year.

Kiwanis is an international club whose mission is to serve the children of the world. Locally, clubs serve the children in their own communities. The Schenectady chapter is very involved in supporting many of the organizations that serve children in our county. This gift to Crossroads Center for Children is a wonderful help to our 2020-21 school year. This grant couldn’t have come at a better time.

As we have recently started a new school year, teachers of all aged classrooms have curricular needs based on the individual students they are currently serving. Yearly, as a school, curriculum needs are assessed and determined for the students. This year, with a growing enrollment and in the time of necessary precautions due to Covid-19, our needs are greater even than ever.

Our Healthy Food Program allows classrooms to teach students about foods and nutrition. Many of our students have rigid food preferences and we can help them to expand their food repertoires and increase their healthy eating. Our Social Skills Development, too, is deeply ingrained in the work of all classrooms and departments. Students learn skills for functional communication, interpersonal relationships, play skills and more, through many modalities such as art, fitness and physical education, music, games, technology, books and more. Kiwanis’s grant will help us have what our students need this school year.

This grant from Kiwanis will enable us to purchase materials that will allow us to run both programs this year. Students will benefit from large and small group instruction as well as through individual sessions, as our teachers target skills needed for making progress towards Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Past grants from Kiwanis have supported our curricular programs, Touch Math and Learning Without Tears, along with other supplemental materials.

Thank you, Kiwanis! Your kindness and generosity are a wonderful asset to our community. At Crossroads Center for Children, we are thankful to have your support.

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Crossroads Center for Children, located in Schenectady, is an Applied Behavior Analysis organization which has both a school and a clinic. The school now has 12 classrooms with students ranging in age from 18 months to 12 years. Please connect with us to learn more!

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