Bereaved Parents Support Group - First Thursday of each month | Download Flyer
Marcie Taylor is the facilitator of a Bereaved Parents Support Group that meets the first Thursday of every month at Messiah United Methodist Church (in the Timothy House annex) at 30 S. Penn St. in Shippensburg from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. The group is open to parents who have lost a child of any age. For more information about the group, please call Marcie at 532-8922 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready, Set, Go! | Download Flyer
Modeled after the successful First Steps to Learning program in the Greencastle-Antrim School District, the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation supports a similar program in the Shippensburg Area School District called "Ready, Set, Go!". This free program for parents and children from birth to kindergarten is offered each fall and spring and rotates between the James Burd and Nancy Grayson Elementary Schools. After a free dinner is served, parents attend workshops led by school district staff members to receive valuable information about how they can help prepare their children for kindergarten success. While adults are attending these workshops, their children have a great time at early literacy centers developed and led by student volunteers in the Shippensburg University Elementary Education and Reading programs.
The next program will be held on April 23, 2013 at Nancy Grayson Elementary School.
Drew's Hope | Download Flyer
Dealing with grief is challenging, especially for children and teens. Drew's Hope is a free grief and loss support program offered each fall and spring for children, teens and their families. The seven session program is facilitated by counseling students and professors from Shippensburg University and is held on the campus of Shippensburg University. Each session includes a complimentary dinner, followed by separate support sessions for children, teens and adults. Contact Janice Allen, Shippensburg University Counseling Department Admin. Asst. by phone at (717) 477-1668 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The next Drew's Hope program will begin with a new family orientation on Tues., Jan. 29, 2013. The first program session will start on Tues., Feb. 5, 2013 and meets every other Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. through April 30, 2013 at the Luhr's University Elementary School at Shippensburg University. All participants are asked to pre-register for this program by contacting Marcie Taylor.