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ORGANIZATION: LifeTown Lessons for Life

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 16 people are interested
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LifeTown is a unique setting located in New Albany, Ohio where kids from schools all over the state come to learn real-life skills. The facility is a simulated town which includes several venues and "shops" that kids visit during their time at LifeTown. We have a bank, salon, movie theater, pet shop, and more! While here, the students follow a lesson and worksheet from our curriculum chosen by their teacher. Each lesson provides an opportunity to learn financial literacy, social skills, time management, self-care, and safety.

We need volunteers each day that we are open. We follow the typical school schedule and our students visit from 10am-12pm, Monday through Friday. We keep our VolunteerHub updated for volunteers to see which days we are open.

Volunteering at LifeTown is a lifechanging experience. LifeTown itself is one of a kind in Ohio and only one of two facilities like it in the country. Our volunteers are the backbone of all that we do and we are excited to meet you soon!

Please contact us at scheduling@lifetowncolumbus.org for additional information.

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About LifeTown Lessons for Life

Location:

6220 East Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany, OH 43054, US

Mission Statement

LifeTown is a simulated city where children with special needs will come to learn and practice life skills in a realistic and supportive environment. The LifeTown village has a real bank so children can interact with a bank teller, withdraw money and enjoy a sense of responsibility as they manage their own accounts. Additionally, LifeTown will features a real doctor's office, dentist's office, pet store, library, movie theater, hair salon, concession shop and park. Through role-play, the children will develop vital skills, such as completing a job application, interviewing for a job, learning about teamwork and socialization, and, best of all, being inspired by the safe, warm, loving atmosphere. Lif Town 's realistic "cityscape" increases independence, self-confidence, and self-determination.

Description

When disabilities are compounded by poverty, children are at even higher risk of a life of failure and dependence. Through a groundbreaking partnership between Schottenstein Chabad House/Friendship Circle and Columbus Public Schools, the LifeTown "village" will bridge the gap between classroom instruction and real life learning that often exists for students with special needs. The vast majority of youngsters who will benefit from Life Town will be from impoverished backgrounds. These children are most at risk of being left behind in society.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6220 E Dublin Granville RdNew Albany, OH 43054

(40.08187,-82.82376)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our time commitment for volunteers is approximately 2.5 hours from 9:30am-12pm. We are open Monday-Friday and follow the typical school year schedule.

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