Introducing Easterseals new project supervisor for our SOAR (School's Out Afternoon Recreation) Program, Jennifer Reilly! Join us in welcoming Jen to SOAR, a program for teens with special needs, designed to encourage and support whatever level of independence they are capable of in important areas such as life skills, social skills, health and wellness and successfully preparing for the workplace. Jen is recruiting now for a Winter Mini-Session on December 28, 29 and 30th between 1-5 pm at Easterseals Daytona Center. Financial assistance available!
Jen, a COTA/L in Volusia County Schols is enthusiastic about her new role, "I will be building community relationships in an effort to recruit kids (teens) to participate in this incredible after-school program that will teach life skills while building social skills while having fun! So many people don’t even know what SOAR is! SOAR stands for School’s Out Afternoon Recreation. It’s an after school program where teens of ALL levels can come together to learn about life skills, nutrition and wellness, do activities and build social skills in a safe environment with ample, professional leadership."
Jen says what she enjoys most about working with families through Easterseals is the opportunity to work with all levels of abilities in the pediatric population, and Easterseals affords the ability to do so while involving parents/guardians in the process. There are so many expert clinicians and educators that help guide what is the best environment for teens with special needs.
A little more about Jen: "I’m grateful for the opportunity to work for such an amazing non-profit, and to have the opportunity to be a part of such a dynamic team. Children and families are my passion – they have been my whole life. I’m a mom of three amazing children, ages 16, 18 and 19 – the two eldest serving in the US Air Force and US Army. I have traveled all over the world on various mission trips working with underprivileged children & families in Costa Rica, Uganda, Haiti and Namibia.
I’m looking forward to seeing SOAR grow to serve a whole new population in Volusia County. If you are a therapist working with a teen in any of our schools and you think SOAR would be a good fit for them, please spread the word – we’d love to have them join us!"
For more information about SOAR, contact Jen Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-871-5086. 386-290-4101386-290-4101