Children with special needs from the ages of seven to eleven will enjoy yoga, arts and crafts, games, and sports, with the help of local teenagers involved with Kula for Kids, an exciting new program that kicks off on April 18, 2012.
TeenKula. high school teens created and will staff the program that is set to launch with the ratio of one teen to one child at the Recreation Center in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
Each week will focus on a theme that includes the zoo, the beach, and Disney and will feature related activities. Every class runs from 3:45 to 4:45 pm and will close with yoga and meditation.
The program, sponsored by TeenKula, a non-profit organization, is free of charge.
The brainchild behind TeenKula is Sydney Topfer, a sophomore at Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes. She is co-president of the organization with Anabelle Kaplan. Topfer, a certified children’s yoga teacher, has also been a competitive cheerleader for eight years.
Call Andrea Doyle at 201-483-7227 to set up an interview with Sydney or to coordinate a visit to one of the classes.
More information is available at http://teenkula.org.