Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse – Open House

Celebrating 10 Years Tracy's Little Red Schoolhouse

Join us as we celebrate 10 years!

Rendering of schoolhouse; groundbreaking IT ALL STARTED WITH A DREAM. 10 years ago, the vision of supporters of IFB Solutions turned an unused piece of property on our Winston-Salem campus into the space that has brought so much joy to the local community and beyond. Since 2012, Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse – named to honor the memory of Tracy Callaghan, an educator whose deep love and involvement with children always brought her happiness even while facing personal challenges – has been the community hub for people facing vision loss. From the day the Schoolhouse bell first rang opening the doors to independence, the space has exemplified Tracy’s loving spirit and care for children’s growth and development. It has blossomed beyond its walls to support after school programs, summer day camps, computer training courses, remote learning, support groups, arts programs, and Braille education.Collage of kids playing music, planting in garden, mural wall, community supporter and student ringing the bell

SUPPORT FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY AND BEYOND. Over the years, hundreds of individual donors, community organizations, and businesses from around the US united around our mission to generously support Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse and the Student Enrichment Experience (S.E.E.) program. We thank everyone who has invested in the lives of children and young adults served through Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse and our S.E.E. Programs!

TODAY, TRACY’S LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE DELIVERS INDEPENDENTS TO STUDENTS WHO ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED. IFB Solutions has sought to improve the independence and confidence of S.E.E. students through an individualized and targeted approach. Students participate in a wide variety of activities led by teachers and staff who create a positive and safe environment to try new things, practice skills, and celebrate success. Key areas of success:

  • Recreation and leisure activities with a focus on gross motor skills development and orientation and mobility.
  • Assistive technology training for improved access to classroom curriculum and job readiness.
  • Music (instrumental and vocal) with a focus on social engagement, fine motor skill and sensory development.
  • Large print or Braille reading accuracy and comprehension to augment school learning, improve access to classroom curriculum, and enhance career exploration and job readiness.
  • Self-advocacy skills practice to build personal confidence and self-esteem.
  • Organizational skills development for independent living.
  • Arts and crafts for fine motor skill development and sensory development.
  • Food preparation for independent living.

RSVP Today:

DATE: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

TIME: 3:00 – 6:00 pm

WHAT: Open House – meet students, teachers, parents, share snacks with the kids, meet fellow program supporters

LOCATION: Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse, 7676 Phoenix Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

RSVP: By October 11th – use the form below!

QUESTIONS? Kim Flanagan, kflanagan@ifbsolutions.org or 336-245-5669

Tevin young, and Tevin todayTevin Price’s Impact Story

Tevin is a great example of IFB’s community and job training programs coming full circle. Early on, he connected with IFB by participating in the S.E.E. (Student Enrichment Experience) program. Following high school and college, Tevin joined IFB as an HR intern and was then hired full-time as an HR recruiter. “I wanted to make sure candidates have a good first impression of IFB and an impression that’s long lasting. When I’m sharing my story of the incredible impact that IFB has made on my life, I know that’s having a direct and positive influence on the amazing culture here.”

Today, Tevin is the Talent Acquisition Specialist at Novant Health, a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers, and hospitals.

 

Celebrating 10 Years Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse. Look what your gifts and support have accomplished! 2012 – inaugural schoolhouse bell ring. 11 full-time employees at IFB from graduates of S.E.E. Programs. 200+ children attend S.E.E. Programs each year. $100k raised by S.E.E. students through virtual Walkathons to send peers to camp. $1 million dollars plus donated by communities to support S.E.E. Programs over 10 years. 7 weeks of day camps offered each summer. 2 residential camps offered each summer. 10 states and 14 NC counties where S.E.E. programs have reached students. 22 internships at IFB secured for S.E.E. Program Participants. IFB Solutions Logo, ifbsolutions.org, icons for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube.