February 3, 2010
Hope Stone is creative combination of all the things Jane Weiner loves: children and all people, actually; dance and all arts, actually, plus lots of philanthropy and community service. For adults, there are classes in a broad range of dance forms and movement with the very finest teachers. There is "Parent & Me" and "KP Tinies" for very young children where they are allowed to use their imagination to express themselves through movement and learn share and wait their turns. For old kids there is "Kids Play" and "KP Teens" for which at-risk kids pay no tuition. Here the self-expression continues in the safe and loving environment which Jane cultivates because she believes that "every child is an at-risk child." In fact, everyone at Hope Stone, no matter what their age or reason for being there, feels when they enter the door, that they are at home.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the talented kids I have seen develop out of her programs and go on in the performing arts.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served & I take adult classes there and have served on the Hope Stone Guild to publicize the organization and raise funds.