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pdfNew Program at The Arc Aiming for National Recognition

Riviera Beach, Fla. – The Arc of Palm Beach County has developed a model to increase acceptance for people with disabilities. Stand Up is a leadership training experience that matches high-performing teens with same-age peers at The Arc. Due to the mentor program’s success, The Arc has been nominated for the Program Innovation Award and is leading the charge to get Stand Up implemented on a national level.

pdfNew Awards Honor The Arc’s Service

The Arc of Palm Beach County continues to raise the bar in programs and proficiencies, and partners are taking notice. The nonprofit is the proud recipient of the Community Champion Award from the United Way of Palm Beach County and the Financial Organization of the Year Award from AmeriCorps.

pdfCowboy Ball Rounds Up Fun and Funding!

Guests dressed in their best country-chic attire and headed to the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach on Saturday, April 13 for the Cowboy Ball. The Arc of Palm Beach County’s signature event rallied more than 250 supporters to fund programs that empower children and adults with disabilities, and their families.

pdfGolf Tournament Drives Support for The Arc

Golfers of all skill levels hit the greens on Monday, April 22 to support The Arc of Palm Beach County. Fifteen foursomes teed off in The Arc Invitational at The Dye Preserve Golf Club to help fund programs that empower children and adults with disabilities and their families.

pdfGet Ready to Swing at Cowboy Ball

Gala sponsors, board of trustee members, and guests got the Cowboy Ball party started early on Saturday, March 9, at a Kickoff Party hosted by board member Melanie Jacobson and her husband Jeffrey Katzell. Attendees gathered at the couple’s luxurious Singer Island home, where they dined on amazing food, enjoyed signature-themed cocktails, and discussed saddling up for the fast-approaching Cowboy Ball.

pdfCountry Roads Lead to The Arc’s Annual Cowboy Ball

The Arc of Palm Beach County invites city slickers and socialites to join this year’s Cowboy Ball. On April 13, come experience the thrill of the Wild West, the glitter of Vegas, and all the glam of Palm Beach! Cowboy Ball kicks into gear at 6:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach.

pdf“Fore!” The Arc of Palm Beach County

Grab your clubs and hit the greens for The Arc of Palm Beach County. On Monday, April 22, experience The Dye Preserve Golf Club in Jupiter during the 2019 Arc Invitational. Proceeds from this prestigious tournament support programs for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

pdfWILD Pants Party Shows Acceptance Is On-trend

On Friday, January 25, hundreds of guests filled the Grand Court at The Gardens Mall to watch local businessmen, philanthropists, and clients from The Arc of Palm Beach County slay the runway for the 9th annual WILD Pants Party. The evening’s “fashion models” threw caution to the wind with bright and bold outfits to raise money for the nonprofit.

Bicyclists are more likely to be killed in Florida than in any other state, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is estimated that 75% of bicycle-related fatalities among children could be prevented with a bicycle helmet.

Acceptance is a universal desire. We long for our authentic self to be seen, heard, and accepted. Finding acceptance and inclusion for people with disabilities has been the goal of The Arc of Palm Beach County for 60 years. The nonprofit wants to extend that message beyond its clients to encourage a community conversation about acceptance.

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