Help Mr. B and 16 Exceptional Learners!

Hey y’all. For those that are now fans of Mr. B, he could totally use your help. Actually the 16 fabulous kiddos (including my Grant-man!) in the Explorer’s program could use your help. They are raising money for a special trip.

The Neil Armstrong Elementary Explorers Program is a group of students with special needs from kindergarten to sixth grade. These exceptional learners have a variety of disabilities ranging from Downs Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder to other physical and cognitive disabilities.

The educational team of the Explorers Program hopes to continue the tradition of an annual class trip. They hope community businesses and other fabulous folks like you, my blog readers, will help support this worthwhile endeavor.

In the past years, they have taken the kiddos to experience the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and the Magic House in St. Louis. These hands-on-learning experiences have encouraged creativity and developed problem-solving skills in children who have faced leukemia, a heart transplant, and numerous surgeries, just to list a few, while also serving as an enticement to further learning. I personally helped on the trip to Chicago, and it was, in a word, MAGICAL.

So here’s what you can do:
“Like” the Neil Armstrong Elementary Explorers on facebook to show your support. They have wonderful photos of past trips that you will love to see!

Consider donating to the trip online at this great, totally secure site that the school put up.

Photo is of Grant on the St. Louis trip, excitedly pointing!