The KEYS Program ~ It's all about the smiles!

 
 

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Welcome to the KEYS Program!

For more than 25 years, the KEYS Program has been delivering music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses through its award-winning music outreach, family respite day and sibling support programs.

 

In 2019, we are expanding our outreach to serve both children and adults who are battling cancer, individuals with autism and disabilities, and adults with Alzheimer's & dementia.  Explore our website to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved in creating BIG smiles!

  

After all...it's all about the smiles! 


 Summer Music Camp Registration is Officially Open!

2 classes + 2 Locations + 2 Sessions =

Double the Smiles!

“Music & Arts Camp!” (For Kids in 2nd thru 6th grade)

Students will explore different musical genres, experience a variety of instruments, drum circles, and songwriting experiences, use music to explore different art mediums and participate in movement using music and imaginative activities.

Classes held:

  • 10-10:45am at CenterPoint Church in Barneveld
  • 2-2:45pm at the Sherrill Library.

 

“Creative Arts Extravaganza!” (For Special Needs Children & Adults)

Students will explore different musical genres, experience a variety of instruments, drum circles, and songwriting experiences and use music to explore different art mediums, PLUS will participate in movement using music and imaginative activities to learn basic body awareness, creative    movement and locomotive skills.  (Direct Service funds are available for this class.)

Classes held:

  • 11-11:45am at CenterPoint Church in Barneveld 
  •  3-3:45pm at the Sherrill Library.

Choose to Attend 1 Session or Both Sessions!

Session 1:  July 9, 16 & 23        Session 2: August 6, 13 & 20 

Cost is $60 per student per session—register for 1 session or both!

 

Registration Deadline July 1, 2019! 

 

To Register for Classed By Mail...

Info and registration form for the Barneveld class HERE!

Info and registration form for the Sherrill class click HERE!

 


To Register for Classes On-Line...

Select the class (or classes) you want to register for below. It will then take you to a shopping cart where you can pay for classes on-line. Easy peasy! 


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 Smile Experience at the Syracuse Quarter Midget Track August 18th! 

(Note: This is a closed invitation-only event for just our KEYS families)

The KEYS Program is hosting its annual Smile Experience family respite day for our KEYS families on Sunday, August 18th from Noon until 4pm at the Syracuse Quarter Midget track located at the NYS Fairgrounds. 

 

Our KEYS kids and their siblings will be suiting up in drivers suits and buckling into our USAC .25 Midgets to take lap after lap of smiles on the track. In addition to the awesomeness of driving a real race car, each child wheels into victory lane to the cheers of their fans and gets a super cool trophy and checkered flag. 

 

After they are done driving, they join their family in our hospitality tent where they enjoy some refreshments, face painting, photo booth and lots of fun music too! 

 

BIG smiles are abound from green flag start to checkered flag finish!

 

This is a closed event for just our KEYS families, however, we are always looking for awesome volunteers to help us create BIG smiles!  If you would like more information on how to join our volunteer Smile Crew, contact KEYS Executive Director, Colleen Bennett, at colleen@thekeysprogram.org or give us a call at 315-363-6446.  


 Smile Experience "Ride Along" at the South Butler Nostalgia Dragway August 25th! 

The awesome folks at the South Butler Nostagia Dragway are hosting a special Smile Experience for our KEYS kids ages 10 and up on Sunday, August 25th!  Our KEYS kids will get a chance to experience the thrill of drag racing when they "ride along' in one of the drag cars racing at the track! The track is providing a hospitality tent with food, fun and goodies for all of our KEYS kids and their families.

 

We want to thank Racin' Randy, the awesome folks at South Butler Nostalgia Dragway and sponsor Friendly Ford for all they are doing to make this an amazing experience for our KEYS kids and their families!


Check out what's happening with Paulie's Super Siblings!

Paulie's Super Siblings Bowling Tournament

Our first annual Paulie's Super Siblings Bowling Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at Green Acres Lanes, East Ave in Central Square. Proceeds from the event will help us to grant wishes for siblings of children battling cancer.

 

Stay tuned for more info on how to register a team or become a sponsor in the next few weeks!

 

Check Out Paulie's Super Siblings Weekly Raffle!

Did you know that every week we raffle off items on Facebook to benefit Paulie's Super Siblings?  Just got to the Paulie's Super Siblings Raffle page and check out the latest items in our raffle.  It's lots of fun and is creating BIG smiles by helping us to raise money to grant wishes for siblings of children battling cancer! 

 

Be sure to swing by the Paulie's Super Siblings page on our website to see some of the amazing smiles and wishes we have granted in Paulie's memory! After all ...it's all about the smiles! 


KEYS Music Therapy Program in Full Swing at ARC of Madison Cortland!

Our board certified Music Therapist Adrienne had a blast during her monthly visit to the ARC!  We are so excited to partner with the ARC of Madison Cortland to deliver music therapy and big smiles to the individuals they serve!  

       

If you would like to have us provide music therapy services for your site, give us a call at 315-363-6446 or email us info@thekeysprogram.org.