Fantastic Friends of WNY is a non-profit geared towards special needs individuals but is open to all individuals. During the covid crisis many of our children have received little to no education. Many of these families are also facing financial crisis and need to go back to work but are unable to do so due to new school schedules. We have many children that are regressing academically, emotionally and socially.
Some of the schools are going 100% virtual or using a hybrid platform in which the children will only receive 2-3 days of in-person education. For many of our individuals, virtual learning is an impossibility.
This Go Fund Me is to assist low income families that "can't afford" a program to fill the educational void that their children desperately need.
Our new program,"Packets Without Parents" is an "all-inclusive" educational assistance program. This program will be held Monday-Thursday from 9 am-4pm at Fantastic Friends of WNY Center in Cheektowaga, NY. Our hopes are that the WNY community will come together to help us help the children. No donation is too small.
Program description: 2 lead NYS certified teachers with support staff. Providing direct assistance and instruction to students aged 8-21, when not in physical attendance in school. Guided instruction and independent practice of concepts and individual objectives. High school test taking skills where needed.
Schedule: 9am-12 pm, education portion.
1pm-4pm will include various social activities such as art, DrumFit (fitness), science exploration and many others. Some activities will be held outdoors, weather permitting.
Any help that you can provide these families is greatly appreciated.