Alyssa Noval '21 and Cameron Noval '20 Present Check to Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Last week, Alyssa Noval '21 and Cameron Noval '20, founders of the first ever Archmere Academy club, "Kids Count", presented a $3000 donation to The Department of Child Life, Creative Arts Therapy & School Programs at the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The Child Life program helps patients and their families cope with medical experiences through the use of play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities as a way to normalize the hospital stay for children who must remain in the hospital for a length of time. The hospital's community liaison, Susan DeNardo, helped the students connect with the Child Life program since it fit the mission of the club.
This past school year, the Kids Count club raised their funds through one major fundraiser - the sale of a discount card - and a Tag Day. As this inaugural year was more of planning year, Alyssa and Cam are focused on doing more events and activities to benefit the hospital next year, along with several other child-focused charity organizations. The student run club is supervised by Archmere English teacher Valerie Wright.