Hi, it’s me Tameka. The other Arc Participants and I had a wonderful start to the summer season. To celebrate the upcoming start of the season of summer on Monday, June 2nd, we made summertime inspired arts and crafts, such as “Happy Sunshine Plates.”
Also, The Arc of San Antonio celebrates its 60th anniversary this month. Founded on June 25th, 1954 by parents who wanted to create a network of support and services for children with special needs. Throughout history, The Arc has responded to the changing needs in our community by developing programs and partnerships that address the most critical issues facing people living with physical / developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc offers one of the largest programs of services for children and adults with a wide range of developmental / physical abilities. They help over 300 children and adults with disabilities each day.
I love coming to The Arc because everyone makes me feel excepted and respected. I have a great job The Arc’s Newsletter Editor in Chief and Blogger and I get to be with all of of my friends everyday. The Arc of San Antonio has two locations at 13430 West Avenue and 6530 Wurzbach Road.
In the week before Father’s Day which was on Sunday, June 15th, the Participants made arts and crafts gifts and Father’s Day cards with the help of The Arc Staff Members to give to the special men in their lives. I helped my friends choose Father’s Day poems.
On Thursday, May 22nd, The Participants in the classroom that I am in, The Arc’s Volunteer Involvement Program, also known as The V.I.P.S., planted perennial fruits and vegetables in The Arc’s Playground because the approaching month of June is Perennial Gardening Month. With the guidance of a Volunteer Instructor from the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas named Rachel H. We planted asparagus, basil, onions, and tomatoes seeds. The V.I.P. Participants can’t wait to see what grows from our hard work.
So, that was the start of my summer season. I can tell that the rest of the summer season is going to be awesome, especially since the San Antonio Spurs are the 2014 NBA Champions! Go Spurs!