Jeff Cares for Kids

Membership Eligibility:  All Members of the Jefferson Community

Membership Dues or Fees:  None

Description:
The purpose of Jeff Cares for Kids is to provide all members of the Jefferson community with unique opportunities to work with children with disabilities, both through direct interaction and shadowing experts in the field. Our mission also includes educating the members of the Jefferson community about children with special needs. Activities include weekly volunteering at HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, shadowing at the Cerebral Palsy Clinic at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, shadowing and volunteering in individual areas of interest, teaching opportunities, and fundraising events. Our programming will be focusing on Autism for 2015-2016 school year, with additional related lectures, patient and family panels, and volunteer opportunities. Jeff Cares for Kids is open to all members of the Jefferson Community.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization Email: jc4K@jefferson.edu

President: Joely Mass, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Vice President: Brianna Valcarcel, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Mary White, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

HMS School Coordinator: Andrew Garfinkel, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Shadowing Coordinator: Michelle Konkoly, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor:
Laura Owens, MD
Medical Director, HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy