On the premise that it pays to start young, the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls NCSY JUMP organizers ran an inspiring program for the preschoolers at HALB’s Lev Chana and the Yeshiva of South Shore on Tuesday, January 7.
“JUMPStart to Stop Bullying” was the program’s theme, and the sessions promoted being kind to one’s fellow classmates. The high schoolers read books on friendship aloud and encouraged the preschoolers to share their thoughts on being nice to each other. The SKA “JUMPers” also painted small “buddy benches” to be placed in Lev Chana’s and South Shore’s playrooms, for the children to leave their handprints on; any child who feels alone can sit on the buddy bench and another child will be sure to join him or her! T-shirts imprinted with the program’s slogan were handed out to serve as smocks. The little ones were absolutely adorable and really enjoyed the program!
Kudos to the SKA JUMP Team–Miriam Boim, Loni Donner, Rachel Frieling, Lori Joseph, Rachel Kwestel, Devora Meisels, Leelah Paul, Lauren Selevan, and Sophia Srulowitz–and their advisor, Mrs. Nomi Bensoussan, for an amazing program! v