Green House Nursery School sensory learning gardens planted earlier than normal; looking for more sensory learning projects for 2017
The Green House Nursery School’s Sensory Learning gardens are continuing to help young children with developmental challenges.
Since 2012, the Green House Nursery School has been able to use these gardens to help with feeling objects, and sensing smells. The gardens have also supplied students and staff with delicious vegetables for lunches and snacks.
According to founder & CEO Connor Archer, these are the earliest that the gardens have been inserted. “We still have some plants to get in, but we hope to take care of that within the next week or so” added Archer.
Last week, the non-profit received a $150.00 donation from Courageous Steps, for scholarships to help low income families so children in those families can still have the opportunity to be in that educational setting.
According to Archer, we are looking for more sensory learning projects as we head into the summer of 2017. If your organization is interested in starting a project with us, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center Drive School ‘One Word’ Challenge is now released for viewing.
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1st annual charity kickball fun-day set for Saturday June 24th at Leonard Middle School’s Oak Street fields
The Courageous Steps Project will be hosting its’ 1st annual charity kickball fun-day on Saturday June 24th, at the Leonard Middle School Oak Street fields.
All proceeds from this event will benefit programs that strive to help children and young adults with developmental challenges.
Registration of teams is $100.00, and can include family members and friends of co-workers. Spectators are suggested to leave a $5.00-$10.00 donation to support Courageous Steps initiatives.
All participants will be treated to a free cookout after the games conclude on Saturday June 24th. Spectators are asked to pay $5.00 to take part in the cookout.
To register, please visit our website at: www.thecourageousstepsproject.org. You will find the registration link on our homepage.
If there are any questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Desert Island High School Unified Basketball receives a $250.00 donation for their Unified Basketball program
The Mount Desert Island High School Unified Basketball program received a $250.00 donation from The Courageous Steps Project on Wednesday May 31st.
Founder & CEO Connor Archer took a drive down to visit the team during a spring awards ceremony to present the donation in front of the entire school.
“It was a privilege to go down and visit the team and present this donation in front of the entire student body. We are glad that these kids had a great experience at our 1st annual Unified Basketball fun-day in March, and we hope to continue to support this program through the Unified Basketball fun-day” said Archer.
This donation was made possible by the support at the 1st annual Courageous Steps Unified Basketball fun-day sponsored by First National Bank, Beal College, Bangor Savings Bank, and Milligans Landing Embroidery.
To learn more about this event, and many more upcoming events, please visit our fundraising section of our website or like us on Facebook!
Green House Nursery School receives $150.00 made possible by VBK Attorney’s At Law for summer scholarships
The Green House Nursery School received a donation of $150.00 made possible by Vafiades, Brountas & Kominsky, LLP of Bangor, ME. VBK recently placed second behind the Brewer School Department in the team banner challenge.
VBK wanted to award their cash prize to the Green House Nursery School for their summer program, specifically for scholarship purposes, which allow children to attend the school.
Courageous Steps also maintains sensory learning gardens at the school, and has done so since 2012, before the organization was established. We are currently asking for volunteers to help with planting and preparing the gardens for the summer. We are hoping to schedule a volunteer work-day on Sunday June 4th. Please email Connor Archer at: email@example.com, if you are interested in helping that day.
The Green House Nursery School, a not-for-profit organization is located on the call road past the railroad tracks.
Record-breaking turnout at 4th annual Courageous Steps Walk-Run event in honor of Dylan McInnis; final total to be released soon
Sunshine, warm temperatures, and a big crowd of supporters resulted in a record-breaking turnout at the Courageous Steps Project’s 4th annual walk-run on Sunday May 21st at Old Town High School’s Victory Field.
An estimated 225+ people attended the event according to our board of directors and CEO Connor Archer. This number has significantly increased from the year before at an estimated 75.
The event was held in honor of Dylan McInnis, an individual who lived with the challenges of Autism. Dylan passed away last May due to a congenital heart defect. Dylan reminds us all of the courageous steps that he took in his short life.
Supporters from Veazie, Old Town, Orono, Bangor, Hampden, Brewer, Alton, Bradley, and other communities came out today to support this newly-formed non-profit organization that strives to help children and young adults with developmental challenges.
“This year’s walk-run attendance surprised me in many ways” said founder & CEO Connor Archer. “I was taken back when all the cars were filling up the parking lot, and when everyone was busy” added Archer.
Archer was thankful for all the volunteers, fundraising committee members, and board members who made sure that the event was under control.
“There are improvements that need to be made for next year. With hope of getting more teams created, and more sponsors for the event, we should be able to double the amount of teams and potentially double the amount of participants” said Archer.
To learn more about upcoming Courageous Steps events, please visit our Facebook page. If you haven’t liked it, please take a moment to do so. You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final touches on 4th annual Courageous Steps Walk-Run taking place for Sunday May 21st; pre-registration is encouraged
The Courageous Steps Project is finalizing details for our 4th annual walk-run in honor of Dylan McInnis on Sunday May 21st, at Old Town High School’s Victory Field.
Right now it looks like we will be party sunny in the mid to upper 60’s for next weekend. We may see a few showers but we are still a week out.
Many individuals and families have registered already, and we expect more to be mailed in this week.
These following teams have registered for our 4th annual event on Sunday May 21st so far: Green House Nursery School, Orono-Old Town Kiwanis, Vafiades, Brountas & Kominsky (2 teams), University Credit Union, Brewer School Department, Verizon Wireless, Orono School System, Veazie Community School, and Leonard Middle School. We have several teams that are currently forming as well.
We would also like to thank our top sponsors for their contribution to making this event possible: Spectrum Medical Group, Beal College, Casella Waste Systems, Dead River Company, Van Syckle Kia, and Old Town Rotary Club.
We will provide more details later in the week in regards to format of the event, and some of the amenities that will be available.
If you want to register for our event, please visit our walk-run section of our website to find the individual/family registration form, or the team registration form.
If you have any questions, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Bangor High School Unified Basketball receives a $250.00 donation from The Courageous Steps Project’s Wishlist Initiative
The Courageous Steps Project recently awarded the Bangor High School Unified Basketball program with a $250.00 donation to benefit their Unified Basketball program.
This donation was made possible by the 1st annual Courageous Steps Unified Basketball fun-day. Bangor Unified Basketball was one of six teams to participate in the event, and will be one of six teams to receive a donation.
“We hope by doing this event, that we can make the communities that we serve aware of the opportunities that these soon-to-be young adults have in school and outside of the normal school day” said founder & CEO Connor Archer.
To contribute to The Courageous Steps Project, please mail your donation to: The Courageous Steps Project, P.O. Box 1, Stillwater, ME 04489. If you have any questions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hermon High School Unified Basketball receives a donation of $250.00 from The Courageous Steps Project
The Hermon High School Unified Basketball program received a $250.00 donation from The Courageous Steps Project’s Wishlist Initiative on Thursday May 11th.
This donation was made possible because of their participation in the 1st annual Courageous Steps Unified Basketball fun-day held at Orono High School on March 11th.
Hermon is one of six teams that have received or are going to be receiving donations within the next couple of weeks.
"We hope that by continuing to host this annual Unified Basketball fun-day, that we can raise awareness of the Unified Basketball and other unified sports in Maine” said founder & CEO Connor Archer.
To learn more about the Courageous Steps Project’s Wishlist Initiative, please visit that section of our website, or contact us at: email@example.com.
Brewer High School Unified Basketball program receives $250.00 from 1st annual Courageous Steps Unified Basketball fun-day
The Courageous Steps Project’s founder & CEO Connor Archer, had the privilege of visiting Brewer High School on Tuesday May 2nd, to award the Brewer High School Unified Basketball program with a $250.00 donation, made possible by the 1st annual Courageous Steps Unified Basketball fun-day back on Saturday March 11th.
The Brewer High School Unified Basketball program received a $200.00 donation last June. With this new fundraising event, we hope that more Unified Basketball programs around Eastern Maine and beyond will get involved.
Similar donations like this are made possible through our Wishlist Initiative, which helps classroom teachers and smaller organizations. Typically donations are under $500.00, and require a Wishlist of items and costs of what the donation will be used for.
To learn more about our Wishlist Initiative, please visit our website at: www.thecourageousstepsproject.org, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Courageous Steps Project fundraiser held at Governor's - 8/9/16