2017 marked a new beginning for our Therapy & Performing Arts programs: after an eight-year pause, we expanded! In 2018, The Genesis Foundation hopes to fund even more children for these life-changing enrichment programs, such as music or equine therapy. You can help!
- $10: Sponsor a child for 1 group session of music therapy
- $100: Sponsor a child for 1 private session of equine therapy
- $500: Fund 1 week of equine therapy for a group session for six children
- $10,000: Fund a music therapy program for an entire year
History of TPA Programming:
The history of the Therapy and Performing Arts programs is long: The Genesis Foundation began relationships with therapeutic equine riding programs in the 1980s. This type of reach expanded to fund over twenty different therapy programs around Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including music, dance, swimming, and even snowshoeing, all to support children with genetic disorders, diseases, and disabilities. In 2009, however, The Genesis Foundation informed Therapy and Performing Arts participants and programs that due to the incredibly difficult economy, funding was no longer viable.
The first revival of this influential program began with the partnership with the Bourne Public Schools, funded by the Cape Cod Fall Classic golf and fishing tournament fundraiser, held in Hyannisport each year. Next, we expanded funding to Wellspring Farm Learning Center in Rochester, MA, and Amplifi Music For Life in Lexington, MA. We aim to expand funding in 2018 to additional programs.
Programs we fund:
- Wellspring Farm Learning Center hippotherapy program in Rochester, MA: Our grant supports students (in wheelchairs, with autism, developmental challenges, etc) from Carver School system for three months of therapy visits! Read more about Wellspring here.
- Amplifi Music for Life Music Therapy Program, Lexington, MA: Our grant provides weekly music therapy programs in partnership with the LABBB collaborative for students in the special education program! Read more about Amplifi Music here.
- Bournedale Elementary School’s Integrated Preschool: Our grant supports 63 preschoolers from ages 3-5, and these students face challenges from such diagnoses as autism, cerebral palsy, and emotional difficulties. Additionally, The Genesis Foundation recently was able to fund the purchase of 50 new musical instruments to be used in the Music Therapy Program.
With your help, we can expand to even more programs! Click here to support today!