“It is an amazing experience to not feel alone in the world. To meet and share some wonderful kid stories has given me and my family so much hope for the future”
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Change is on the horizon! At the end of 2021 Astrid Wielens will be stepping down as Executive Director of Zebra Crossings, after twelve successful years of leading the organization that she founded in 2009. For Astrid it has been an incredibly rewarding experience to witness the impact of our programs on our youth and families. This journey was only possible with the support of many wonderful and dedicated volunteers, donors and supporters.
Astrid will be staying on for two months to facilitate the transition to a new Executive Director. Kim Strout and Meg Arnold will stay in their current program and administrative roles to maintain continuity. While this change is bittersweet, we look forward to seeing how Zebra Crossings will evolve and grow through this transition. Read the full announcement.
As part of this transition Zebra Crossings is looking for a part time Program Director to join our team. Please read below for the position description and how to apply.
Part Time Program Director Position (20 hours per week)
How To Apply
Zebra Crossings is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, religion, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
“I am not sure there are many places where there are such kind, caring people. It is also a place where others have chronic illnesses, some the same as yours. It makes it a lot of fun to just talk and relate to someone that you can’t necessarily do at school.”
“Before camp my son was embarrassed to go to the nurse. He wouldn’t take meds before gym, and then tried to hide his asthma symptoms and chest/lung pain.” Since camp, my son has been willing to take albuterol before gym class, has been more confident and willing to participate in groups with active outdoor activities.”
“Zebra Crossings has given my children a power they never would have learned to unleash. Here, they feel accepted, encouraged and understood. They are taught that what they believe to be their inadequacies, can really be the fire that burns inside of them and makes them a stronger, more courageous, and joyous person. Truly, Zebra Crossings has changed our lives for the better.”
“Zebra Crossings is a fun place where you can go and feel safe because they understand how you feel. You get to express yourself and experience all kinds of things and nothing holds you back.”
The efforts of Zebra Crossings are supported by our generous sponsors, both individual and business. Want to join the ranks?
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