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Review for Soar Academy, Spartanburg, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

SOAR is a non-profit school for special needs children from age 12 months up. There was a real need to reach these children with education, therapy, living skills that public school did not fill.Theresa Loving and a group of caring people saw this need and opened SOAR Academy. You just have to make one visit and meet the students to see what a tremendous difference this has made in their lives and the lives of their families. They are left out of a lot of every day events that they see their siblings and friends attending. One of these was the fun of a Vacation Bible School. When it was organized, these special needs children were able to take part in all areas that they had heard about from others. They had music sessions with their own "band" and learned songs to sing and dance to. There were craft classes from which they carried prized crafts made by them home to show off to family. They listened to stories and played games just like all other children. Please take the time to visit and meet the loving staff and wonderful students. You will come away with a great feeling of love and accomplishment.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the children from enrollment thru their years of attending and been thoroughly amazed at the progress they make.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it possible for the funds to operate the school to be available so that there would be the ability for the staff to provide more scholarships.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching the children grow in all skills and happiness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Loving, self sacrificing, hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could help all special needs children with scholarships and spend more of their resources teaching and helping deserving kids with life skills.

Ways to make it better...

I had the energy and health to spend more time volunteering

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Raising the funds to stay in business in these economic times.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I helped hold a "Vacation Bible School".