Please join Peninsula Outreach Programs, Inc. in welcoming our two newest Board Members:
Jon Guy is a long time corporate finance executive with General Mills. During the past fifteen years he has held several leadership positions in social service fundraising and most recently was Major Gifts Officer for the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation in Las Vegas, Nevada
Tanya Ariana Bendis
Tanya graduated from the University of California, Irvine Magna Cum Laude and continued her career in dance and PR at Mystic Ballet. She is passionate about movement and dance, and looks forward to working with POPS Kids to help children with movement disabilities succeed, grow, and learn. Tanya will be our new director of PR and Web.
July 22, 2010
Molly Millan, the little girl who inspired and propelled Peninsula Outreach Programs Inc. into being and is the reason for the creation of Conductive Education Programs in the nineties.
I first met Molly Millan on September 22nd, 1993, and on that day my life was changed forever. In one moment – as I looked into her eyes – I knew what it was I had to do. Nothing could be the same – not for Molly or me, or our families – or the thousands of children who came after her.
At the age of three Molly became the first child to be sent to Conductive Education by Peninsula Outreach Programs, Inc. It was because of her father’s tenacity and POPS, Inc. that, eventually, small Conductive Education pilot programs began springing up. Soon they were to become full time, year round Conductive Education Centers and programs. Today, many of the small CE programs we “umbrella” have gone on to become private schools and independent “501” organizations.
We are so proud of every dedicated Conductor who came to us from Hungary, each person involved in the advancement of Conductive Education, and all the children and parents that have come through the programs. They worked hard to achieve the personal best of each child and we congratulate the many kids who have gone on to join their peers in public schools.
Molly has now completed her Conductive Education and is a strong 2nd grader, who’s classmates adore her. She adores swimming, going to summer camp, and loves Disney World and Pizza. She is a very happy young lady who loves a good laugh and a good time. She is also bright, charming and strong willed, and gets great grades. She continues to benefit from the Family Assistance Program – her needs will always be special and she will always require some kind of assisted living – but the quality of her life and the life of her parents has improved immeasurably with the help of Peninsula Outreach Programs Inc. and the Family Assistance Program.
Thank you Molly for inspiring me – back then and now. Thank you for reminding me of the things that really matter; improving lives, sharing the gifts we are given and to always, always FOLLOW YOUR HEART! When you follow your heart you will always do the right thing! Thank you for showing me the way – one step, one child, one program at a time. It is good to know I am not in this alone!