Community Partners

Our program is committed to helping local non-profit organizations develop, execute, and assess quality programming for diverse populations of children and families facing challenging life stressors. Our MSCL students have the unique opportunity to become involved in these nontraditional settings with our community partners. 

Below are descriptions of four of our community partners. Our students work with these organizations throughout their time with us to gain valuable experiences and support the important work our partners do in the community. Additionally, obtaining volunteer hours makes our students more competitive when applying to internship. 

Bridges of Hope

Bridges of Hope is an organization offering grief and bereavement support for children, teens and families. Our students are involved in designing and implementing the programming for Bridges' Shannon’s Hope Camp, an overnight camp for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Our students also independently facilitate Sand Dollar Club, a 12 week in-school bereavement program for children and adolescents.For more information about Bridges of Hope, please visit their website.

Camp Rise Above

Camp Rise Above provides camp experiences for children and young adults who are facing serious illnesses, life challenges and disabilities. Our students have the opportunity to serve as camp counselors during the summer sessions. Additionally, they help facilitate activities and programming throughout the year at Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital. For more information about Camp Rise Above, please visit their website

The Lonon Foundation

The Lonon Foundation serves children affected by a parent or caregiver's cancer diagnosis. Through this partnership, our students have the opportunity to assist at monthly events as part of the UPLIFT program. These events provide children the opportunity to engage in fun and healthy activities while building relationships with peers who are experiencing similar circumstances. For more information about the Lonon Foundation, please visit their website.

Camp Happy Days

Camp Happy Days provides year-round programming for children and teens diagnosed with cancer and their families. Our students are involved in helping facilitate summer camp and additional events throughout the year such as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day. Camp Happy Days includes siblings and parents in programming which allows our student to engage with the family as a whole. For more information about Camp Happy Days, please visit their website.

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