My Piece of the Puzzle
My Piece of the Puzzle is a registered non-profit organization in Israel Integrating kids and teens at risk and kids and teens with special needs in joined activities with the aim of empowering both populations and ensuring their optimal development and successful integration in the community.
The initiative and inspiration to establish this organization in Israel came from working at Camp Ramapo in the USA which instilled the desire to provide Israeli youth at risk or with special needs with the tools needed to become contributing members of society in a rsecure and successful manner.
We work with children at risk and children with special needs such as autism, Down syndrome and fragile x
Projects and Goals:
In order to achieve our goals, MPOP operates three types of activities.
The first type of activity is a year-long school year program in which youth groups of these populations from all over the country undergo personal empowerment activities on a bi-weekly basis. This program is approved and done in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Education.
The second type of activity is a joint summer camp where they enjoy significant personal and educational experiences.
And the third is a joint project between MPOP and Aharai, where we have a gap year program that prepares these 2 populations for a meaningful army service.
In addition, as part of the vision of integrating both youth populations into general society, we help arrange for our youth to do volunteer work and collaborative activities which provide them with tools for integration and adaptation, elevate self-esteem, and highlight their strengths and their value to society.
A joint project between MPOP and Aharai, where we have a gap year program that prepares these 2 populations for a meaningful army service.