The Viper Special Education Department Booster Club has just celebrated its first year as a nonprofit after forming to support and raise awareness for local students in special education.
“There has always been a silent support group among the parents of the students in SPED and I felt like if we organized ourselves we could be more effective in making change in the program,” SPED booster club president Lisa Dennis said.
The group wanted changes for their kids instead of complaining about things or wishing something could be done.
“We knew we had the support from the teachers here and we thought that if we organized ourselves then we could be a lot more helpful and take a proactive role and facilitate in our kids being more successful at school,” Dennis said.
The booster club has organized multiple events over the course of the year at places such as Cups & Cones. Students in special education participated in monthly work-days that began last November, and the students also sold self-made goods at the store as well.