Summit Community Programs will be hosting another peer mentor training seminar.  Eileen Wotanowski, Certified Behaviorist, will provide hands-on training to those interested in becoming a volunteer Peer Mentor for youth with special needs in our local community.  Participants will learn how various developmental disabilities such as aspergers, autism, ADHD, visual and hearing impairments as well as physical impairments impact how children play and learn.  Beyond learning how and why these children see their world differently, participants will learn how to work and interact with them and learn techniques to help these children have enjoyable sports and recreation experiences. 

A certificate of completion will be awarded to all who attend the class, and this certificate  enables you to work as a Peer Mentor volunteer in any of our special needs programs in Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights or other communities offering our programs.  Trainees who go on to mentor in our programs will not only obtain community service credit for their time spent mentoring but gain valuable leadership and teaching skills, helpful in pursuing employment, while giving back to the community and touching the lives of special children.  This training class is open to children 10 years of age or older.  Parents are also welcome to attend to observe.

The training will be held Monday, January 16 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm at the Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue.  A $10 fee is required.

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To register online, go to https://register.communitypass.net/summit.  Register by phone 908-277-2932 or in person at Summit Community Center.   

Contact Kevin at summitcan@gmail.com or (908) 277-2932 x13 with any questions.

TryCAN is a collaboration of Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights and other nearby communities that offer a comprehensive array of recreation programs for children with special needs or those who need special accommodation. There are no non resident fees involved and all welcome!