Tabor’s Mentoring Program Makes The News – In Honor of Its Five Year Anniversary and National Mentoring Month

Want an inside glimpse at just how special the mentor/mentee relationship is at Tabor? Watch Lehigh Valley Mentoring Specialist, Nykea Alvarez, with one of her mentor matches being interviewed on News Channel 69 WFMZ-TV in honor of National Mentoring Month.

This month marks the 15th annual National Mentoring Month and five year anniversary of Tabor’s Mentoring Program in Bucks County. Since its inception, the program has produced over 60 successful mentor/mentee matches and has expanded to Lehigh Valley.

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For more information on becoming a mentor in the Lehigh Valley, please contact Nykea Alvarez at (610) 739-0524 or email at Nykea.Alvarez-Macey@tabor.org.

For more information on becoming a mentor in Bucks County, please contact Kate McHugh at 215-348-4071, x259 or email at Kathleen.mchugh@tabor.org.

TABOR CHILDREN’S HOUSE AWARDED $70,000 TO TEACH INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO EARLY LEARNERS

July 6, 2015

Doylestown, PA – Tabor Children’s House has been awarded $70,000 by the First Nonprofit Foundation to launch a high innovation model that will teach young children hands on learning experiences embedded within design thinking, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) and emotional skill building.  All child learning will be experiential (versus segmented by subject) and will foster our next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

 
Tabor Innovation Academy of Langhorne is being established on a 300 acre campus, owned by Woods Services in Langhorne, PA with significant green space for maker labs which are environments for creation and prototyping of new ideas, along with indoor and outdoor classrooms to facilitate design thinking based learning that allows early learners to participate in all phases of the innovation cycle – that is, in each classroom there will be age-appropriate materials and space to generate ideas, document them, create products and prototypes, a space for feedback and group discussions as well as areas for individual reflection and recovery. Elements of this new model will also be introduced into Tabor Children’s House (based in Doylestown, PA) and in some of Tabor’s child welfare programs in Southeastern PA.

 
Dr. Linda Toche-Manley, Chief Innovation Officer of Tabor and author of the underlying innovation model, said “this award provides the needed resources to expand our program capacity and to begin to address the unique risks that impact educational success especially in children at risk. Children participating in this new program model will be participating in a new vision of what is possible for children and later for their communities when they are taught “how to think” versus “what to think.” Our hope is that this program will allow children and parents to build a newfound respect for learning and for the world of science, and to develop the emotional as well as cognitive skills to innovate.”

 
Tabor is looking for donors, investors and other strategic partners. Please contact Dr. Linda Toche-Manley at 215-620-6630 or at linda19030@yahoo.com. Interested parties can find out more also via www.taboreducation.org as well as via Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/linda-toche-manley-ph-d/4/988/9b6.

Tabor Innovation Academy of Langhorne is opening on July 13, 2015  and is accepting enrollments now. Please contact Mary.Carpenter@tabor.org for more information about enrollment.

About Tabor Children’s House/Tabor Innovation Academy:
The organizational mission of Tabor Children’s House (Doylestown, PA) and Tabor Innovation Academy (Langhorne, PA) is to provide excellent early education to children, infant to age 6 as well as effective afterschool and enhancement summer camps for ages 3 to 15. The Tabor Innovation Academy, is designed to provide children with the hands on learning experiences embedded within design thinking, STEAM and emotional skill building based on state of the art behavioral science to foster our next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Tabor Children’s House and Tabor Innovation Academy are programs operated under the auspices of Tabor Services, Inc which is a subsidiary of Woods. Visit www.taboreduction.org to learn more.

 

Community Volunteer & Engagement Day of Service for Children

In Partnership with the United Way of Bucks County & TouchPoint Solutions

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date: June 19, 2015

Time: 10:30AM-3:00PM

Location: Tabor Services, Inc. / Education Center: Tabor Children’s House

601 New Britain Road, Doylestown, PA   18901

 

Tabor has partnered with the United Way of Bucks County to host the 2015 Volunteer & Engagement Day of Service for Children. The event is being coordinated by Tabor and the United Way of Bucks County. On June 19th approximately 115 volunteers from TouchPoint Solutions will be completing various work projects to redecorate Tabor’s nonprofit education center.

For inquires about supporting the event through sponsorship or donating gift in kind materials

Please contact amanda.hoffman@tabor.org

Tabor Joins the Heart of Gold Project

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We are excited to announce our new partnership with the Heart of Gold Project. They help non-profit organizations across the United States by offering new and innovative forms of fundraising. This is a new alternative way for you to donate items such as old or unused jewelry, coins, silverware, or even dental crowns that may be lying around your house containing precious metals. We will collect these items and The Heart of Gold Project, as the charitable branch of the precious metal recycling company RTC Recycling, will be able to recycle and treat them, then donate back the monetary value of these goods to Tabor.

Your contributions are very important and will allow us to provide quality services that ensure the safety of children, youth, adults and families. In the upcoming weeks we will be sending out an envelope that contains step by step instructions on how to send your donations back to us, free of charge. These donations will help Tabor continue to enhance the development of children and youth; secure the children’s right to permanent families; foster the integrity of the family; and promote the mental health and improved functioning of children and adults seeking stability and independence. We thank you in advance for your contributions and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

If you or anyone you know would like to contribute their precious metals you can tell them to visit Heart of Gold Project’s website at http://www.heartofgold-project.org/. Here they can order their own package to send back their donations in, free of charge.

TeamTabor – TheHomeRun

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ABOUT TEAM TABOR- THE HOMERUN
Our team has joined forces with Woods to run in a 5k fun run. TeamTabor is running in support of National Foster Care Awareness Month on Saturday, May 2, 2015! The event will take place at Woods — during Run for Woods.

Here’s how it works:

Each runner pays a $35 sign up fee. That covers breakfast, lunch, a runner’s bib (number), a TeamTabor t-shirt, and entrance to the fitness fair.  Each runner has a goal of raising $150 and can share their personalized runner’s link with friends and family for donating.

You can sign up as a runner buy clicking “Join This Team” here:

http://runforwoods.dojiggy.com/teamtabor

The same link can be used for more information and to make a donation for the whole team as well.

 

 

A Letter to Tabor: Cheryl D.

Dear Tabor Services,
 
First I would like to say thank you for the grant for school, I appreciate it very much. It’s a huge help towards my education. My name is Cheryl Di Zio and I am 19 years old. I’m currently a freshman at Bucks County Community College. I graduated from Pennsbury high school in 2013. After graduation I decided to take a year off from school and work full time. Soon after I entered the program with my twin sister Clarissa and then we met Kevin Myers. From day one Kevin has been a huge help and I couldn’t be more grateful. Being a part of Tabor Services made me realize that there are people who care. Tabor has also made me realize that not everything is permanent and that situations do get better. I don’t think I’d be who I am today without the help from Tabor Services. Personally I feel more independent since I entered the program. I have done a lot of things on my own now and I believe that it is just the beginning. I am prepared for my future. I’ve notice that I now think more outside of the box, I don’t just think for the present I think for the future. Tabor Services has helped me financially in many ways. The grant I received and the money for my books is helping me accomplish my goals. I’m using the loan for education expenses only, including: tuition, books, fees and supplies. After taking a year of from school my first goal was to enroll in college. Now that I am here I plan on taking courses and then transfer to a university or nursing school to pursue my nursing career. I honestly have tabor to thank for all of this. They helped me get here every step of the way. My advice for younger people of Tabor Services is to never give up. Even when life throws you curve balls you will be able to reach your goal. Patience is key.
 
Sincerely,
Cheryl Di Zio