If you follow JMF on social media, you’ve likely seen photos from our programs. Photos that show staff members implementing disABILITY Awareness curriculum in schools, photos of Joseph Maley Friends puppeteers performing skits, and photos that show athletes of ALL abilities learning and laughing alongside their Joseph Maley Fitness volunteer mentor.
What you don’t typically see, is all the work, energy, and preparation that goes into making these programs, and this impact, possible. For the penultimate blog of 2019, we want to show you all the hard work that our staff and volunteers put into these programs year-round, and share with you how you can support children of ALL abilities in 2020.
With over 40 schools to visit each school year, Joseph Maley disABILITY Awareness staff travels extensively across central Indiana. Thankfully, the JMF van helps to ease the load, and allows our program associates to travel from school to school with all the equipment necessary to implement disABILITY Awareness curriculum.
The photos below show the amount of equipment that our program associates load, unload, and travel with each week.