“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
The goal of this 501(c)(3) organization is to help children and youth with Spina Bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, juvenile rheumatioid arthritis, achondroplasia, amputations and missing limbs, polio, dislocated hips, club feet, spinal cord injuries, or other mobility issues and their friends grow up to be confident, resilient Independent, and contributing members of society who have ongoing relationships with their peers and God. To accomplish this we will have 2 hour twice monthly meetings consisting of four components:
a speaker or activity to expose participants to a wide variety of interests, conversational topics, skills, potential hobbies, play and leisure activities, vocations, community resources, and networking opportunities
exploration of and provision of service to others
pleasant carefree play and leisure
a nondenominational study of the Bible to learn about the God who created the universe
Each year, the Tricord Club will add curriculum and activities for the next phase of the child’s age and development. As the club progresses, we will continually adapt it as we explore the best practices and effectiveness of various strategies and we may collapse some of the age groups as needed.
After the initial year, the children have the option to continue, progressing to the next age bracket of the club through the age of 18, when they may become adult volunteers. When children do not choose to move forward to the next age category, new participants will be recruited to fill their absence.
Our club meets in Metairie, Louisiana.
The Tricord Club has room for a total of 10 six to eight year olds. We are looking to have half with physical disabilities and half without. Core clubroom volunteers have been recruited and trained to assist the director with the children in the club meetings. The volunteers were screened by passing the required background checks, and trained in the Policies and procedures for the organization to ensure a clear cohesive vision for the club.
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On Saturday, May 8 we will continue to learn about God's relationship with Abraham in the book of Genesis and discover times when his faith was tested.
Our speaker for the meeting will be Carolyn Haar, Speech Language Pathologist and Learning Specialist with Peer+Plus Tutoring. She will be chatting with club members about developing good study skills.
We were in the newspaper: https://www.nola.com/.../article_1391c7aa-8751-11eb-be6b...
Call Sherry at 504-473-7871 to Register.