An initiative to connect the community with opportunities to contribute and strengthen academic programs, the arts and athletics for all students.
FULLY FUNDED! Swim for Success!
♥ DONORS WALL OF SUPPORT ♥
Thank you for taking time to bring this project to life!
Ashleigh Iserman Boating Safety Foundation
We are happy to contribute to a program that helps ALL of our children to be safe on and near our waters. What a great project you have developed for these students!
Love this! ❤️
Good luck, and thanks for all that you are doing.
Thank you for all that you do!
All the Best..!!
Such a great program. Thanks for all you do.
Hello! My name is Ms. Anna Tansey!
Here is a little more about me…
I am a teacher for the Adult Transition Program and Services (ATPS) at the Dr. John M. Schultz Educational Campus.
I teach 10 students between the ages of 18-26 years old, mostly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as having sensory processing issues.
As many of my students have sensory processing issues, swimming can be extremely calming on the body. Many families note that after swimming, their students can better cope with everyday stresses. As adults with special needs, going out into the community is their opportunity to be around their non-disabled peers and have exposure to various activities that will give them a meaningful life.
More about my project…
As research from the National Autism Association reports, between 2009 and 2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91% of the total U.S. deaths reported in individuals with autism who had wandered away from their homes, schools, or caregivers. Water can hold a special appeal to individuals on the spectrum, however, this fascination can be dangerous if the student is not supervised or does not know how to swim.
ATPS has partnered with the North Oakland YMCA to give students an opportunity to swim in their zero-depth pool once a week at a low cost. The YMCA has two lifeguards on staff at all times and students have the opportunity to use pool equipment including pool noodles, wheelchair lifts, kick-boards, life jackets, and diving sticks. Additionally, the YMCA pool facility has amazing family locker rooms where students will practice daily living skills such as dressing and undressing in a private changing room.
♥ This is where you can help! ♥
Help us reach our goal!
With your support, RCS students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing issues will have the opportunity to learn and practice swimming skills in a comfortable, safe, and fun environment and the opportunity to participate in the community.
This will enhance the lives of students in a positive way!
Thank you for your consideration!
Any donation is appreciated!
Where Your Donation Goes
- ATPS students’ weekly attendance at the North Oakland YMCA
- Opportunity for all 10 students to swim in a zero-depth pool
- Two lifeguards on staff at all times
- Access to use pool equipment including pool noodles, wheelchair lifts, kick-boards, life jackets, and diving sticks
- Access to amazing family locker rooms where students will practice daily living skills such as dressing and undressing in a private changing room
- 3rd party payment processing fee
- Fulfillment labor & materials
Total Project Goal $905.56
*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.
Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!