Here we go again!!!! On March 9th, the special students, dedicated staff, friends and families of the Elaine & Norm Darkaynu Programs will be participating in the annual Jerusalem Marathon!
The event itself is reason enough to participate as it is such an inclusive event representing so much of what is so beautiful about our people and our land.
However, the TEAM DARKAYNU MARATHON CAMPAIGN contributes significant funds to our scholarship fund and thus allows us to make the Darkaynu programs accessible to even more students and their appreciative families.
We need your help! Sponsor one of the runners – or run yourself – to help us raise funds for the ONLY year-in-Israel program for young adults with special needs.
Please make a generous tax-deductible gift and consider opening your own campaign on our behalf.
For more information: TEAMDARKAYNU@gmail.com
or call us at +972-52-611-8550
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.