Spreading Joy & Kindness At YCS’s George Washington Carver School

Ms. Deanna Craig at George Washington Carver School fosters kindness and cooperation through her therapy canine visits and more.

For years, Ms. Deanna Craig has been visiting George Washington Carver school with her therapy canines, establishing herself as a beloved and integral member of the GW Family. Her dedication and impact on the community have been truly remarkable.

Fostering Kindness & Cooperation 

Recently, Ms. Craig delighted the teachers by gifting an electronic copy of the book “The Jelly Donut Difference.” This heartwarming gesture introduced the students to the powerful messages of kindness and the importance of cooperation. 

To further reinforce these valuable lessons, Ms. Craig went the extra mile by personally requesting each student’s favorite doughnut flavor and surprising them with these sweet treats, thoughtfully provided by Dunkin’ Donuts, during a recent visit.

The Role of Youth Consultation Service

The Youth Consultation Service Educational Division plays a pivotal role in nurturing and educating students, grades K–8, with diverse behavioral issues at the YCS G.W. School. Classified students are referred to the YCS schools through Child Study Team referrals or residential placements, where they benefit from a structured program tailored to their needs.

More about YCS: YCS School Supply Drive: Empowering Children Through Community Support

Impacting George Washington Carver School & Beyond

The contributions of the Youth Consultation Service have been instrumental in fostering a supportive environment for both the students and the staff at the G.W. School. Through their dedicated efforts, they continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the students they serve.

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund: Supporting YCS

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund stands as a strong supporter of the Youth Consultation Service, recognizing the vital role it plays in the community. By contributing to the Holiday Fund, you can help support the impactful work of organizations like the YCS, ensuring that they continue to provide essential services and create a positive impact in the lives of those they serve.

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund is dedicated to changing lives and building stronger New Jersey communities. Your support will make a significant impact. Consider donating today at holidayfund.org/give

Don’t forget to honor the dedication of Ms. Deanna Craig by spreading kindness and generosity. How will you spread joy today?✨

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