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PROMISE Program

Program for Meaningful Interaction and Social Engagement

The Program for Meaningful Interaction and Social Engagement (PROMISE) is a joint effort between the University of Maryland, CAPA-MC, and community professional volunteers. It is designed to help children with special needs.

The program consists of activities to improve children’s skills

  • Emotion regulation

  • Sportsmanship

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Conversation skills

  • Friendship skills

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PROMISE Summer Camp

What Does the Program Involve?

The program provides weekly social skills support with board games, art, group games, and reading/story time led by trained volunteers. Each week, students will be introduced to and practice new social skills - emotion identification/regulation, good sportsmanship, conversation skills, friendship skills, and interpersonal/advocacy skills. We ask parents to complete pre- and post-surveys. We will observe and collect data of campers during the sessions.

Who Is It For?

4-14 year-old children with special needs

What Are the Benefits?

Campers can meet and build relationship with their peers. We also share results from the survey and observation for interested families.

PROMISE Events

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