Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Church program brings children together for winter break

Children are attending lots of activities this winter break to keep busy. However, one program is keeping to their usual schedule, in the basement of University United Methodist Church.

Project Connection is a community center serving the Eastside of Syracuse providing youth enrichment programs for kids with developmental disorders, as well as typical children. Activities include anything from tutoring to recreational opportunities.

They are funded by the City of Syracuse, New York State and the Federal Government with stimulus money. Resources are made available for any intervention for any family member. Food, shelter, employment, transportation etc...

Michelle Krebs, the program assistant, said that the interaction between kids who have disorders and kids who don't, provides a very optimal environment because they learn from eachother.

"I've been coming here for the past four years and I have a lot of fun making friends and interacting," 13-year-old Michael McCoy said about Project Connection.

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