Thanks to Barbara Wollenberg from Co-Communications for posting the following.
Westchester Children’s Museum (WCM) officials and supporters recently gathered at in Ossining, N.Y., to announce Kim Jeffrey (of Ossining) as the first representative of its Community Ambassador program. The museum aims to gather 15 Community Ambassador’s throughout Westchester County and its surrounding regions before the end of the year.
Community Ambassador’s of WCM will serve to create awareness of the organization and its objectives throughout the region with the goal of raising the remaining funds necessary to build the museum. Tracy Kay, WCM’s executive director, says that they are about $6 million away from a $15 million goal to open the museum in less than 24 months.
“There are countless families in our communities who are benefiting right now from our Museum Without Walls program, which is a testament not only to our museum educators, but also to our children’s appetites for hands-on discovery,” said Kay. “We’re excited about the new opportunities that our museum will provide and to be a partner in learning for future generations.”
Kim Jeffrey is a Co-Chair of the Ossining Citizens for Schools, a volunteer for Ossining Matters Education Foundation, and a member of the Ossining PTA. Jeffrey was selected as an ambassador for Westchester Children’s Museum as a result of her dedication to the betterment of her community, as well as her enthusiasm for the museum’s current programming and mission.
“We have a chance to support an educational cause for the greater good of our kids – and one day their kids,” said Jeffrey. “Every parent should be celebrating the fact that there will be a brick-and-mortar children’s museum central to every community in Westchester County.”
Jeffrey grew up in the Bronx and lived in both White Plains and Mt. Vernon before settling in Ossining with her husband and two children.
Westchester Children’s Museum received unanimous approval last year from the County Board of Legislators for a 10-year lease at the historic Rye Playland North Bathhouse. Until its physical home is complete, WCM fulfills its educational mission through its Museum Without Walls program, which has reached more than 7,000 local families since its inception in 2010.
About Westchester Children’s Museum
Westchester Children’s Museum (WCM) will be a learning laboratory providing children, families, and school groups throughout Westchester County and the surrounding region the opportunity to nurture curiosity, enhance knowledge, and ignite imagination through hands-on exploration. WCM is committed to broadening knowledge of the arts, the environment, multiculturalism, and the local and global communities in an educational and recreational atmosphere. For more information about WCM, please visit www.discoverWCM.org. For additional updates, join WCM on Facebookwww.facebook.com/discoverWCM and follow WCM on Twitter (www.twitter.com/WCM2011).