Funny story on how we met. At the time I was working for an organization called PLAYWORKS, my school that I'd be working in for the 2018-2019 school year was PS 9 Sarah Smith Garnett School. PLAYWORKS had tasked me to take a picture with the principal of the school and send it in to my supervisor. I took this selfie picture (on the right) with Carol. Once I submitted the photo, they instantly laughed and told me Carol is a staple in the school as her role is the Community Associate but she is not the principal. I explained, " Carol was directing the show, anyone needing help or unaware of how to do something she was the point person to get it done." They showed me the picture of the principal and it was definitely not Carol lol. From then we became 2 peas in a pod.
After working in PS9 which is a Whole Child school, I realized how important it is to have plans tailored for each individual child and not singling out only the kids with disabilities who require those IEP plans, this is needed for every child. Carol couldn't agree more. Being a mom of three children, one who is diagnosed with Aspergers. We thought of creating an inclusive summer camp that-
Since we have launched in summer 2020, Carol and I have created amazing opportunities for children of disabilities, LGBTQIA+ children and children who are not a part of either of those communities all within the 5 boroughs and growing. We are proud of our growth and having a staff that replicates our amount of care. Everything we do comes from a place of authenticity, love, and Carol's famous saying of wanting kids to be, " happy, tired and dirty" . We guarantee this.
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