Oak Forest Rotarians endeavor to provide the special needs kids of Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy school gift for the holidays!!
The Oak Forest Rotary club will be working to provide the 70 special needs students of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy School gifts for the holidays.

Since 1949, the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. School has blossomed into a beautiful educational program that has provided elementary through high school education. The school program serves approximately eighty children who are developmentally disabled or autistic. Students benefit from a low student to teacher ratio, in a self-contained environment, giving them a better sense of comfort and security than school districts can offer. The program enhances students' growth and development, and increase their capabilities for independence, productivity and participation in the most normal and least restrictive environment.

The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. School continues to provide students with opportunities to reach their full potential, not only academically, but socially as well. In addition to their academic lessons, students participate in pre-vocational skills classes to prepare them for job training and independent living. Sports, field trips and other special events are included throughout the year just as they would be at any public school district, and students at the high school level look forward to their annual prom.

The St. Coletta's of Illinois Foundation provides the support and funding for special needs individuals in the areas of: Residential Care, Educational Programs, Medical Care, Religious and Pastoral Care, Vocational Services and Specialized Facilities.