Now, more than ever, Joseph Maley Foundation recognizes the need for social-emotional learning opportunities for everyone. During this time of social distancing, students may be experiencing an increase in anxiety, stress, loneliness, and fear.
Is your family looking for ways to keep active and entertained during the recent Shelter in Place order? We know this can be a stressful and difficult time for families to navigate, so we’d like to provide you with a list of resources and activities to keep your family engaged and happy!
Disability Awareness month is still underway! To celebrate, we’ve interviewed Vivian Knueppel, a speaker for our disABILITY Awareness program. Vivian is third-grade student who loves dogs, volleyball, and ballet! She is a member of the Boy Scouts, and enjoys speaking with her mom, and her service dog, for JMF’s disABILITY Awareness program. Keep reading to learn why Vivian enjoys speaking for JMF, and why she thinks disability awareness education is important.
To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, JMF will be releasing new blogs each week that focus on the impact of our disABILITY Awareness program. This week, we interviewed disABILITY Awareness Manager, Chelsea McCloskey, and asked her to share her experience with this program, and why she is so passionate about disability awareness education for all.
For the third year in a row, the Joseph Maley Family Support Program is once again offering Sibs Summer Camp, a week-long day camp that serves children who have a sibling with a disability. This unique camp has grown rapidly over the years, and we are so excited for another year of connecting, learning, and having fun with our Sibs campers!
The Joseph Maley Foundation believes that education is the cornerstone of building a more inclusive, accepting, and empathetic community. Many of our programs, like disABILITY Awareness and HOPE, center on in-school education efforts, to start by reaching children at the beginning of their educational journey. Now, in our twelfth year as a Foundation, JMF is expanding our educational focus, to reach not just children – but the adults that directly impact them, and those who have a presence in the professional workforce.
Each year, there are scores of families, couples, and friends that attend our Run, Walk, Roll together, so this year, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, JMF is offering a deal that’s as sweet as candy! Anyone who registers for our twelfth annual Run, Walk, Roll on Friday, February 14, will receive a promo code for 1/2 off another registration. Even though this promotion will only be available on Valentine’s Day, it is not exclusively for married or dating pairs only. You can register with a friend, a teammate, a coworker, or a family member. Keep reading to hear from some of the pairs who have participated in JMF’s Run, Walk, Roll in the past, and why they think you should join us for the 2020 race!
JMF’s annual Chili Cook-Off is just days away! We hope you’ll join us for this family-friendly event, and help us serve children of ALL abilities while tasting delicious chili, and helping us crown the 2020 champ. Before the big day (this Saturday, Feb. 8), we’d like to introduce you to just a few of our teams this year. If you’d like to attend this year’s Chili Cook-Off, you can purchase your tickets online here.
Each quarter, JMF likes to take the time to update our followers and supporters on each of our five programs. We have a lot of exciting things coming our way in 2020, so don’t forget to check back in every three months, and see how JMF is serving children of ALL abilities in central Indiana! For now, keep reading for our winter 2020 program update: