BENEFITING: NEW YORK SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Caroline, Olivia, Julia, Alexis, Danielle, Maya, and Eliana's fundraiser.
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The New York School for the Deaf, founded in 1817, is the second oldest school for the deaf in the United States, and the oldest in New York State. The School serves deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy through age 21. Students come from New York City and its surrounding counties as far north as Sullivan County. While students at the School receive a well rounded education during regular school hours, funds are not available to support any after school programs aside from high school varsity sports. Giving the students access to after school programs is critical because for many of these students, they lack communication and language access outside of school. Once the school day ends, students return to their homes where many are isolated and feel alone. Unlike their hearing peers, they are constantly confronted by communication barriers which prevent them from participating in recreational activities in their own neighborhoods. "#FunMatters," a movement organized by seven 10th grade students at Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, New York, is determined to bring an end to this problem by raising funds to start a pilot After School Program for the New York School for the Deaf. Please make a generous tax-deductible contribution to the New York School for the Deaf so their students can enjoy the benefits of after school programs. Remember -- #FunMatters!!