Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Green Tree School Ground Breaking & Fundraiser at Franklin Institute 10/11/12

Green Tree School  - a Philadelphia-based private school serving autistic children and their families – ceremoniously cut the ribbon and tossed shovels of dirt they unveil building plans for the school’s new Germantown campus, located at 1196 E. Washington Lane.  
Today, Green Tree School is spread among four buildings in two separate locations. To these students, consistency and stability are of paramount concern. Consolidating programs and services in one building will deliver consistency in the daily routines and program offerings, enhance the inclusive, positive atmosphere that succeeds so well at Green Tree School, and continue to fulfill the Green Tree School mission, which includes no tuition or therapy fees to any students. What’s more, the custom-designed building will allow the school to maximize programs and student services and give the children an environment that encourages them in a design formed to function for their specific needs.
Green Tree School operates a long-running culinary arts vocational program founded by one-time Green Tree teacher and  local restaurateur and caterer Steve Poses, who will prepare the food for the upcoming Green Tree Gala at The Franklin Institute on October 11, with Larry Hall, board president of Green Tree School.
Councilwomen Cindy Bass spoke about Green Tree School program, and what a wonderful addition it will be for the neighborhood.
 Students, teachers and dignitary stand at the location of the bright future. This is where Green Tree School will continue to offer programs focus on the acquisition of academic, personal, vocational and social skills necessary to enable students to succeed in school and the community at large, but in a state of the art facilities and all under one roof.  Construction should take about a year. You can support this project by attending "A Bright Futures Affair" or donate directly to their Capital Program.

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