Team Darkaynu is once again looking forward to walking, running, and jogging in our Holy City with tens of thousands of others. Join staff, students, and friends of the Darkaynu Programs for teens with special needs as we participate in the fifth annual Jerusalem Marathon on March 13, 2015!
As we have done in the past three years, our team will run to spread awareness of our Darkaynu Programs, to bring honor to our students (who will be running alongside their mainstream peers), and to raise much-needed funds for our scholarship fund.
WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Sponsor one of the runners – or run yourself! – and help raise funds for the ONLY year-in-Israel program for young adults with special needs.
Please make a generous tax-deductible gift to Darkaynu and consider running your own campaign on our behalf.
Better yet – start training now and join us on March 13, 2015, as we proudly run through Yerushalayim בדרכינו – in Our Way.
Click here to register for the Marathon or to visit the Jerusalem Municipality’s site
Darkaynu is unique because it “sidestreams” students in a specialized, highly-supervised program featuring an exceptional counselor/student ratio, operating within the larger environments of other overseas programs for mainstreamed youth. This empowers Darkaynu students to participate in activities in which they can excel and build confidence, i.e. dorm experiences, meals, weekends, outings, celebrations or leisure time, but separates them for those in which they need individualized attention, such as in the classroom, or in workshops tailored specifically for them on subjects ranging from life skills, independent living or interpersonal relations. Darkaynu also provides each student with vocational training, work and volunteer placements, a personal “adoptive family,” and an abundance of social opportunities which they couldn’t possibly experience on their own.