Importance of the Program
Debra Silverman, Director of Programs stresses how critical this type of program is in the western Broward County area, “There are very few programs like this currently offered to the special needs community. Families worry about the lack of opportunities for socialization for their children."
What makes the Schott Saturday enriching program particularly unique is the quality of volunteers who graciously give their time, energy and compassion to the Center and its clients. Volunteers from the community as well as Best Buddies groups from local high schools attend every Saturday sharing activities with the special needs participants.
This type of program, which focuses on enriching their quality of life, not only fills a void, but also brings awareness and sensitivity to the young people engaged as volunteers.