Jan 3, 2012

Kids Jump to Amazing Heights!

Bringing a picture book author to visit with children is a special experience, but author Ellen Bari makes it all the more special with her message of jumping for good.

Bari, author of Jumping Jenny, a book about a girl teased for her love of jumping who eventually inspires her community by creating a Jump-a-thon to raise funds for a sister school in Uganda, recently visited the Sid Jacobson JCC. The Early Childhood education programs 2, 3, and 4 year olds listened to the story and colored cut-outs of the main character, but they became inspired by the story to do even more: they created their very own Jump-a-thon!
According to Elyse Ingber, the director of performance and visual arts at the Sid Jacobson JCC, "On November 30, parents and friends sponsored children at both the JCC and Brookville campus Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp for a penny a jump in honor of an Early Childhood Center teacher who was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In total, the center jumped 8,812 times and raised over $2,000 for the Colon Cancer Alliance."

Great job, jumpers!

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