Service Project Empowers Kids In NeuroRehab Program

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Kids in University Of Michigan Health System's summer NeuroRehab program working together to send school supplies to children in Kenya.

For kids with a disability, there can be few opportunities to reach out and help others. But, the University of Michigan Health System's NeuroRehabilitation summer program plans to change that with a three-part service project aimed at empowering kids with disabilities while helping kids in Africa.

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The service project allows kids to maintain an outward focus and gain a sense of self-empowerment, according to Elaine Ledwon-Robinson, speech pathologist and director of the program.

The project, which began June 25 and ends Aug. 1, includes a study skills group that puts together boxes of school supplies to be sent to Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, a creative writing group that writes letters to the recipients of the packages and a newspaper group that puts out a newspaper about Africa based on their research.

"Part of the benefit of this project relates to happiness

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