Samantha's Harvest Beneficiaries

A few of the special programs we support.

Criterion Stoneham Early Intervention of Woburn

Criterion Stoneham Early Intervention of Woburn is an integrated developmental service available to the families of children, between birth and three years of age, for whom there are developmental concerns due to identified disabilities, or whose typical development is at risk due to certain birth or environmental circumstances.

Early Intervention is for children from birth to 3 years of age who are experiencing difficulty in developing appropriate motor, language, social, and learning skills. Samantha received Early Intervention services since August 2001 to address developmental delays associated with Down syndrome. With the help of well-trained and dedicated therapists and educators, Sam has made considerable gains in all areas of her life.

For more information:
8F Henshaw Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Woburn's Public Schools Launch Program

Samantha's Harvest proudly contributes to Woburn's Public Schools Launch Program.

The community based vocational program for students, offered through the Woburn Public Schools Special Education Department utilizes both school and community instruction. The purpose of the community-based component of the program is to provide students with realistic vocational training in these community-based job-training sites as part of their overall vocational program. Area businesses and organizations are currently participating in the program.

All of the students have disabilities and attend Woburn High School. Their interests, abilities and past performances help determine the type of vocational experience.

Woburn High School also “launched” the Morning Brew coffee shop with monies donated from Samantha’s Harvest. Students learn many useful vocational skills such as running a cashier, customer relations, food prep, hygiene, cleaning up, stocking shelves and social skills.

Reading Integrated School Experience

The RISE is a pre-school program for three and four year old children developed by the Reading Public Schools. RISE preschool is designed to promote a child's emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. It encourages children, parents, and staff to work together to create a warm, supportive, and nurturing environment that facilitates self-expression.

RISE provides a safe and accepting environment where preschoolers have fun while being encouraged to pursue individual interests and activities. Every child is unique! Each child grows at a different rate. Each child is treated with respect and is encouraged to learn about his or her world through exploration and discovery. Children learn cooperation and socialization skills necessay to participate in group activities. With the recent budget cuts imposed by the state, RISE would greatly benefit from additional funding to assist in educating students with special needs.

Samantha's brothers Douglas and Alec attended RISE for their pre-school years and Samantha is currently enrolled in the regular and summer programs.

See a list of all the programs your generous donation benefits.