PBHA's Kids with Special Needs Achievement Program

Purpose Statement

Kids with Special Needs Achievement Program (KSNAP) provides a unique opportunity for Harvard students to form meaningful, long-term relationships with elementary-aged children diagnosed with a mental or physical disability. These children may be stigmatized by their peers and are often in need of a stable friend and role model on whom they can rely to build their self-confidence and share their struggles. Volunteers have fostered relationships through school and home visits, tutoring, and weekend outings. As a group, KSNAP takes two field trips per semester to such places as the Aquarium, Children's Museum, and Boston Public Garden. Many kids are in need of a Big Buddy! For information, please contact Beth Kolbe (ekolbe@fas) or Sol Jorge (jorge@fas).

Organization Information