“Kindermusik with Carol Anne Friesen” is pleased to announce that Kindermusik
International has awarded us a “Ruth D Anderson Fund Scholarship” in the amount of 12 Kindermusik Family Time Home Material Kits (a $720 retail value). This is for a very special cause that we are proud to say we are partnering with.
We have been asked to participate in the “Circles Initiative” program
www.movethemountain.org that will be starting in Palmyra this fall.
This is a national program that uses a relationship based anti-poverty initiative which partners persons who want to work their way out of poverty (called Circle Leaders) with individuals who want to journey with them (called Allies) as they move toward personal sustainability.
According to the statistics 1 in 5 families in the Palmyra Area School District live under the poverty line ($25,000 annual income) and 125 students receive subsidized lunches in the elementary schools.
There are community leaders, churches, and social services professionals that will be helping the 15 targeted families that will be participating in the Circles Initiative, to be successful in overcoming poverty. Our involvement at “Kindermusik with Carol Anne Friesen” will be in providing programming for the youngest children while parents attend their weekly evening mentoring class over the 16-week program. The weekly classes will be held at Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 5:30 to 8:00pm, supper included, starting mid-September.
As the Owner/Director of Kindermusik with Carol Anne Friesen, I have been specifically asked by the local organizer to bring Kindermusik to these children. I am excited about the possibility of making a lasting impact on children that can dramatically change their future, not only through the results of the classes their parents will be attending but also through the experiences I can provide the parents and children through the world’s premier music and movement program, that they would not otherwise be able to afford.
As a leader in our community who specializes in empowering parents, and encouraging children, I value the wonderful opportunity that the Ruth D Anderson Fund Home Material Scholarship allows me to offer these families. In addition it will be a great feeling of accomplishment for me to be able to give back to my community in this way.
I cannot do this alone. Other Kindermusik educators in my program and in the area are being asked to volunteer their time in this effort as well as other local early childhood educators and Kindermusik parents. For as we all know, it really does “take a Village”.
If you would like to participate as a volunteer in any way, in this worthwhile cause, please contact me at 717-756-8160 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org