My Razzball commenter tag is BSA and my real name is Brian Armstrong. I have a vision of making a significant difference in the lives of children, adults who have health concerns, and the elderly who struggle with Alzheimer’s. I was a special education teacher until this past July and quit to make a bigger difference than possible in the classroom. We have started a company called Synergy Center Corporation, as well as a nonprofit called Sensations Charitable Foundation. The synergy of these two companies and individuals recruited to our cause will initially create programs aimed at increasing positive social interactions and opportunities for those children who struggle in getting along with others. We also will create a center (one for now) that will include an inclusive indoor playground (everyone will be able to use it regardless of ability or disabling condition-working with GA Tech to create a universally designed system), multisensory spaces for children and adults who need a relaxing environment rather than the craziness of an indoor playground, therapy rooms, and meeting spaces for parent workshops and sibling support groups. The technology we will include has been found effective in the recovery of stroke victims, even those who can only blink, and has a calming effect on those with Alzheimer’s, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and Attention Deficit among other conditions.
Right now we are mobile, meaning we conduct social groups at a local aquarium (Mystic Aquarium), art studio, and with a local parks and recreation organization. Our website is www.synergycentercorp.com and I encourage you to go see what we are doing now, as well as in the future.
Toward that end, scratch that.
Toward that goal, we were accepted as one of the projects in the running for $250,000 at the Refresh Everything Project with Pepsi during the month of May. The money will be going toward infrastructure costs. The equipment and space I have selected are phenomenal and allow for us to plan a future toward walking trails, vocational training center, therapy, and play all in one location.
Today, I am asking that every day this month you include a new daily task in your Razzball habit.
1. Read Razzball and add some comments before Grey wakes up on the West Coast.
2. Vote for Synergy Center Corporation at http://pep.si/abEtbm, add a comment “a vote from Razzball” then vote for several other projects you like in other financial categories (5k, 25k, and 50k) and add a comment “Vote from Synergycentercorporation – good luck”
3. Enlist families, friends, and fantasy team managers to the cause.
4. Update roster
Points 2 and 3 take only a couple of minutes but go a long way in Paying It Forward and making a huge difference in the lives of many families.
Thank you for your help and, with your permission, I look forward to sharing daily updates with “Thank you, Razzball voters” and we are now ranked #___ today?
How many votes can show up at http://pep.si/abEtbm with Razzball comments?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead, Anthropologist/Scientist (1901- 1978)