Puppets utilizes the talents of seventh and eighth graders, who use child-sized puppets to perform skits on topics related to all of our education programs. Puppets is an example of Joseph Maley Foundation’s belief in the power of “kids teaching kids.”
Puppeteers are trained at our summer camps and become skilled at facilitating puppet shows, and interacting with young students during the question and answer session after each show.
Puppet shows are performed at schools and community events to jumpstart important conversations
and promote acceptance and inclusion of all.
For more information about Puppets please contact Lead Education Manager, Stephanie Becher
“The puppet shows were great! I got so much awesome feedback from teachers and I was very impressed with the questions the kids asked too!”
– Nicole Newman, Counselor, Maple Glen
“I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for creating this wonderful Disability Awareness program! We are having so many amazing moments and conversations, and finding connections right here in our community.”
– Carol Grimes, Assistant Principal, St. Mark
“The puppet shows were great! I got so much awesome feedback from teachers and I was very impressed with the questions the kids asked too!” –
-Ellie Blangiardo, Teacher, Allisonville Elementary
“After having the whole of spring break to reflect on our Disability Awareness week, I am still amazed at the work you all do. Thank you so much for providing us with the ability to learn about those with different abilities. All week long, we heard nothing but good things from the teachers about the lessons provided, the quality of speakers and puppet presentations. We are blessed by your work!”
– Justin Griswold, Counselor, St. Simon