Harvey’s Kids are the upper-grade students who participate in programming that provides them with opportunities to succeed and feel good about themselves. It is specially designed for students who are underprivileged for socio-economic reasons or because “they are different” like those with special needs or of Ethiopian heritage. Programming is molded to fit the interests and needs of participants, affording them opportunities to be included as they succeed. For example, some students participate in sports activities that we call Kaleidosport in which participants develop social skills that they then apply in hockey or basketball. Others participate in Young Social Entrepreneurs that encourages them to take responsibility for and contribute to community needs, helping them to feel good about helping others and not always being helped.
Harvey’s Kids was created by the Major family in loving memory of their cousin Harvey Greenberg as a meaningful way to keep our memory of his short life alive.