Last week, PALS brought The Congratulations Project to the CHOP Trisomy 21 New Family Reception. PALS campers Maggie and Jason read their letters to the families, delivered donated bouquets from 1-800-Flowers, and shared a Congratulations gift from PALS. They were joined by other PALS siblings who shared their own perspective and stories.
We are so grateful to 1-800-Flowers and the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP for their commitment and dedication to this project!
PALS is hiring!
PALS Programs has continued to grow, and now with year-round programming of camps and adventures, our Congratulations Project work and our developing communities, we need more help!
We are looking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator to assist our Executive Director in the day-to-day operations of PALS. With this new position, we hope to be able to place an even greater focus on new partnerships, new locations, and more opportunities for everyone in the PALS family. We are looking for someone with new creative ideas, a passion for our work, and a vision for our future.
Technology Adventure Day at Rider University
On March 30th, 2014 Camp PALS teamed up with Archetype to host a “Technology Adventure Day” at Rider University of NJ and present a seminar for young adults with Down syndrome on the importance of technology. The day was geared around using technology for the next stages in life such as emailing bosses and professors, keeping touch with friends and family and preparing to enter the working world.
The day consisted of 3 sessions run by Archetype consultants: Email/Calendar, Social Networking/Video Chatting and Resumes/interviews. Each session focused on both technical skills and basic edict, such as - Who to write an email to? What is Spam? Who should we be video chatting with? Each Camper also focused on creating a resume to take home.
After a long day of learning, the Campers all competed in a beanbag toss bracket style tournament to stretch their legs and have some fun. To wrap up the day, each camper was presented with a certificate of completion to bring home.
We had a wonderful time and can’t wait for the next PALS Adventure! Thanks to Archetype for sponsoring this event and all of the wonderful volunteers that joined us from Archetype, Rider University and PALS!
- Shane and Ollie
PALS spends WDSD14 with Google