Last school year, KCD enjoyed a rewarding, year-long partnership with Cedar Lake, a nonprofit organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Throughout the year, the KCD and Cedar Lake communities found many opportunities to build relationships, whether through visits by our students to Cedar Lake or through visits by Cedar Lake residents to KCD classes and activities.
This project culminated in the spring of 2017 with the Cedar Lake 5K Race/Fun Run. This event brought Cedar Lake residents, KCD students in all three divisions, and many KCD parents together on a beautiful spring morning to enjoy walking and running on a course that wound around our campus.
We’re grateful that our students had the opportunity to engage and build relationships with others in our community. We hope this project created memories that will last a lifetime! We’d like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to Cedar Lake’s Beth Copley, mother of Bobby ’99 and Preston ’03, as well as KCD Dean of Student Activities Donna Tatum-Johns.