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OVERVIEW

Brett Torino Foundation & NVCCF In-Pateint Classroom:  NVCCF created the first in-patient classroom in the state of Nevada and the only one that is facilitated by a non-profit organization. The classroom is located at Sunrise Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Unit and provides children, grades kindergarten through 12th, with direct instruction in a classroom setting. These education services are also provided to in-patient children at Summerlin Hospital.  The classroom and the program is named after its generous donor and supporter, Brett Torino.

C.A.P.S. PROGRAM:  The Annual C.A.P.S. Ceremony celebrates students who have shown Courage, Achievement, Perseverance, and Success in the NCCF and Torino Foundation Education Services Program. This memorable event includes a presentation of honors and awards highlighting special achievements as well as a celebration with students, families, teachers, tutors and participants.

LEAN ON ME: KIDZ SUPPORTING KIDZ:  Shane and Valerie, our large puppets mastered by volunteers, visit area schools educating classmates and teachers regarding the challenges of a life threatening or chronic illness that their ill classmate faces each day.

BACK TO SCHOOL IN STYLE:  School supplies and new school clothes highlight the first day back in the classroom after missing 30 days or more of school due to illness.

TUTORING PROGRAM:  Private and group tutoring is provided for all ill children and their siblings who need extra help with school work due to diagnosis and its ramifications.

ADVOCACY:  Advocacy is led by the Director of Educational Services who supports and facilitates school meetings (504, IEP, and parent/teacher conferences) to educate school staff on a child’s medical, social and emotional needs to ensure a successful school setting.

VOLUNTEERS:  NCCF offers a variety of volunteer opportunities within the education program including volunteer tutors, teachers, hospital classroom activity specialists, and C.A.P.S. committee volunteers.

DONATIONS:  Please contact NCCF if you would like to donate back packs, gift cards ($5 – $25), computers, and school supplies for this program. Donations are needed and appreciated year round.