Level Two Services are projects that require a little more funding and volunteer efforts delivered at certain times of the year. Level Two Services include:
- Kids Camps
- Best Buddies Support
- Parent Clinics
- Connection Groups
Parent Connection Groups
Kids Camps: Four camps a year are hosted annually by the Foundation. Each is intentionally designed to be inclusive and accessible to ALL children. The Foundation stands against excluding children for any reason and understands the importance of experiences created with friends. Venues for camps are local to Paris, Tennessee; however, all children are welcome to register. Below are videos of the Foundation’s Kids Camps in 2022 including: Rodeo, Swimming, Bowling, and Art.
Best Buddies: Funding is provided for all Best Buddies chapters in Henry County, which allows students at school to participate in a friendship program free of cost. Buddies (students with disabilities) are matched with peers (students without disabilities) and participate in both group and one-to-one activities to allow for optimal engagement. It is Best Buddies’ hope that these opportunities once a month after school for an hour will lead students to create more inclusive communities as they grow in life. People reach people through friendship, acceptance, and interaction.
Parent Clinics: The Parent/Guardian Clinics are constructed seasonally to provide parents with learning opportunities on topics of interest. Experts use researched materials to educate attendees on topics such as understanding an Individualized Education Program (IEP), emotional and behavior regulation, nurturing different learning styles, as well as symposiums to build strength and community. Childcare is provided for the two-hour clinic and food is available for both attendees and children. The Foundation is always open to new suggested topics, so if you would like to nominate a particular topic, please reach out to [email protected].
Connection Groups: Connection Groups meet monthly and are designed for the development of community and support between bereaved parents and parents of children with disabilities and/or rare diseases. Get connected by filling out our interest form. We look forward to building an inclusive world with your help!
- Parent Connection Group 1 serves parents of children with disabilities and/or rare diseases
- Parent Connection Group 2 serves bereaved parents