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June, 2019


It's Fun To Do Good and GRR Legends knows it!

GRR Legends is a social and support group "for parents by parents" and their amazing adult special needs children.

 

"Our vision is to assist our adult special needs children to interact with others through various activities such as swimming, bowling, movie night, field games, while their parents also join in on the fun. There will also be occasions for parents to speak with each other, ask for advice or just vent in a safe, non-stressful, non-judgmental environment where their adult children are welcome. 

 

The GRR Legends social group was started by the parents of a former athlete of the Special Olympics Gilbert Roadrunners Unified Sports Team.  The research found many support groups available for parents and several activity-based events for their adult children. However, there is nothing offered for these adult children or their parents under one umbrella. In reality, there are not too many options available for special needs adults. Our children are not cute little kids anymore and often not given a second thought by those who do not live this life every day.  And this is where the idea for the GRR Legends social group started.

 

GRR Legends is brand new. We had our first meeting in April 2019. Currently, this is a closed group for special needs adults (17 and over) who are or were athletes participating with the Gilbert Roadrunners Unified sports team. We are in the process of applying for non-profit status and any donations are welcome and appreciated.

 

This club is FOR PARENTS BY PARENTS. A place where friends become family and lives are enriched."

Give a shout out to GRR Legends or lend support to their cause HERE.




It's Fun To Do Good and Lights Camera Discover knows it!

"TURNING IMAGINATIONS INTO OPPORTUNITY"

 

Our MISSION is to invest and develop in our student’s a sense of pride, self-worth, strength and sense of community commitment.

 

Our VISION is offering students an environment to express their creativity without limitations.

 

Lights Camera Discover (LCD) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides underserved youth throughout the country opportunities to develop confidence, build self-esteem, and learn teamwork by participating in a series of workshops that teach various aspects of performing and digital arts (digital filmmaking, photography, acting, screenwriting, website design, animation).
 
Lights Camera Discover also provides students the opportunities to recognize entrepreneurship opportunities in digital skills (graphic design, web design, filmmaking, game design).
 
Lights Camera Discover is a program in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the juvenile court system. According to the latest FBI arrest statistics, nationwide, law enforcement made an estimated 11,205,833 arrests in 2014. Of these arrests, 498,666 were for violent crimes, and 1,553,980 were for property crimes. The goal of Lights Camera Discover is to help these students discover their own value and the importance of teamwork to create positive change in their lives.
 
Lights Camera Discover focuses primarily on middle school and high school youth. This age group is particularly problematic, but it is a perfect time for mentoring to be effective. 

Give a shout out to Lights Camera Discover or lend support to their cause HERE.