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Finding Your Spark
The Avielle Foundation is extremely proud to sponsor the Spark After-School Program. This past fall of 2015 we were excited to pilot a new Spark After School Program right here in Sandy Hook, CT at the Newtown Youth Academy (NYA). This was the collaborative effort of Ben’s Lighthouse, NYA, and the Life is Good Playmakers. But we have since gained much more support from amazing collaborators.
In this innovative program, we offer culturally diverse music, arts, and physical activities to children in grades 3-6 here in Newtown, CT. The participating children are mentored in a “peer-down” fashion by high school volunteers and given a noncompetitive environment in which they stretch the boundaries of their comfort zones. Professional musicians, coaches, artists, chefs, physical education instructors, and engaged community members lead independent modules through which the children rotate in a fun and collaborative way. We can’t wait for the next session to begin! For more information:
1. Enjoy our Spark After-School Program videos —