Good Morning Mr MacLean,
My name is Zachary Freeman. I am the art teacher and comic book club facilitator here at the Theresa Palin Residential School in Queens NY. We are a part of the S.C.O. family of programs. The students here are typically diagnosed with developmental delays such as Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as emotional delays and disorders. Unfortunately do to these diagnoses the students do not have a home or their biological families and are a part of the NY State Foster Care System.
We hold the weekly comic book club where I meet with students who come to the club due to their common interest in all things comic books, cartoons, video games, science fiction and anime. We typically spend a school year voting on characters from things they are passionate about to be included in a mural drawn by the students depicting the characters they voted on.
The students in the club range from age 13 - 21 chronologically. Developmentally they are mostly in 6th grade. The students in the club are mostly diagnosed with Emotional delays thus they demonstrate social and learning challenges. However, comic books can assist even the most reluctant reader and bring together people of all ages and diagnoses.
I am reaching out to you today to inquire if you would consider being involved with the Comic Book Club. In the past people and companies have become involved with us by making a donation of books, art, merchandise…etc..
The Theresa Paplin School, the Comic Book Club and S.C.O. always look to promote the generosity of people and companies that look to donate to the school via our website and other various social media outlets.
Thank you so much for your time, have a great day and I hope to speak with you again soon.
all the best,
Comic Book Club Facilitator
Theresa Paplin School