Life-Changing Outcomes for Exceptional Kids

Crusader Athletic Leadership Council participates in a visit to the First Children’s School

On Wednesday, March 06, 2019, members of the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council participated in a visit to the First Children’s School, located in Fanwood, New Jersey.

The First Children’s School in Fanwood is a stepping off point for children who need highly specialized educational services for some period of time in their lives. First Children’s services extend into the home districts of students with special needs where they are invited to work with faculty and administration to assure that children with special needs get cutting-edge services in their home schools. The dedicated staffs, including teachers, aides, and therapists, are prepared to deliver their services in the schools and homes of the children they serve. First Children partners with districts and other providers like Children’s Specialized Hospital and Eden Autism Services to make sure that the children receive the very best services possible.

C.A.L.C. members went into various classrooms and participated in a multitude of activities relating to the school’s curriculum. C.A.L.C. members Matthew Alongi, Max Carmino, Lia D’Angelo, Nicalina DelRosario, Joshua Hill, Emma Hilton, Brandon Hund, Sebastian Iakouchevitch, Nicole Randazza, Ally Renda, Daniela Thompson, Natalya Torres, Taylor Turek, Jenna Wiese and Kylee Zawacki all participated in the visit to the First Children’s School.

Athletic Director Gus Kalikas had this to say about the event: “The C.A.L.C. was thrilled to be able to assist with the daily routines of the First Children’s School. It was fun watching the High School Student Athletes as they interacted with the children, and I think both groups not only enjoyed the experience, but learned a lot while doing it.”

The C.A.L.C. would like to thank everyone associated with the First Children’s School for welcoming us and allowing us to be a part of a fabulous day.